Awards & Recognition

Awards: Bridges To Life is a nationally recognized program; the organization and many of its volunteers have received numerous awards, including:

  • Governor’s Criminal Justice Award in 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2001-2010

  • Jim Buffington, 2019 Texas Department of Criminal Justice Pathfinder Award

  • John Sage, 2017 Texas Department of Criminal Justice Volunteer of the Year

  • 2015 American Correctional Chaplains Association Offender Program of the Year for prison program deemed most creative, effective, and outcome-based in the US

  • John Sage, 2011 American Leadership Forum Public Service Award

  • 2009 Bert Thompson Pioneer Award for Community and Restorative Justice

  • 2008 Samaritan Spirit Award 

  • Jim Buffington, 2007 Texas Department of Criminal Justice Volunteer of the Year

  • 2004 Manhattan Institute Social Entrepreneur Award

Recognition: BTL is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity and a GuideStar Exchange Platinum Participant. The agency’s IRS 990 and audited financials can be found on the GuideStar profile or by contacting our office. BTL's organizational profile can be found on  DonorHouston , an online database hosted by the Greater Houston Community Foundation that provides nonprofit information to potential donors.