Rehabilitation, Reconciliation, and Community Safety. Bridges To Life (BTL) brings healing to victims of crime, reduces recidivism among offender graduates of the program, and helps make our community a safer place.

BTL is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation headquartered in Houston, Texas, with programs in prisons throughout the state of Texas. See our 2018 Annual Report.

BTL Volunteers - Required Video
Watch BTL Volunteer Facilitator Training Video

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BTL Board of Directors
Meet our Board Members 


Purchase BTL's newest book, Nurturing Peace: How Families Can Help Incarcerated Loved Ones Change their Lives.
Nurturing Peace
  • Face to Face by Kirk Blackard

    Author and BTL Board Chairman, Kirk Blackard, published a book about the amazing story of forgiveness by BTL Indiana Regional Coordinator Misty Wallace

  • The neuroscience of restorative justice

    Dr. Reisel explains his theory, backed by science, on how restorative justice programs can change an adult's brain chemistry & affect their level of empathy

  • Video Tells BTL Story in 3 Minutes!

    This video of BTL was generously produced and donated by the John and Laura Arnold Foundation and their new project The Giving Library.

  • BTL Featured In National Magazine

    BTL's unique victim impact program was featured in the March 2013 edition of U.S.Catholic Magazine in a story about the growing Restorative Justice movement


Latest News & Events


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    Fall 2018

    Sponsor a table ar our fundraiser and awareness events in Houston, Dallas or Amarillo.
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  • Aug. 2015

    We received the ACCA award for program of the year. It recognitizes the chaplaincy program deemed most creative, effective, and outcome-based in the U.S. each year.
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  • BTL Youth

    Resource for Mentoring At-Risk Youth
    Partnership between BTL and Houston: reVision provides resources for mentors.
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