There are a number of other agencies and organizations at the local, state, and national levels that assist returning citizens and their families and advocate for criminal justice reform. Whether you are a service provider, a returning citizen, a family, or just a member of the community, the resources below can help you connect to services across the region.
The Clark-Fox Family Foundation has developed interactive Ecosystem Maps that connect resources in the St. Louis region based on the services they provide. Maps are available for resources related to Criminal Justice, as well as Homelessness, Workforce Development, Child Well-Being, and Immigration & Refugees. Click on the links below to access each map.
The Start Here St. Louis Area Resource Directory provides general information, street addresses, phone numbers, and websites for dozens of agencies, shelters, employment resources, food pantries, and other organizations throughout the St Louis area. This directory is regularly updated with current resource information. Criminal Justice Ministry provides print copies of this directory upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The St. Louis Reentry Resource Guide is a resource guide for formerly incarcerated individuals transitioning back to the St. Louis metropolitan area that includes a collection of the most up-to-date and reliable support services currently available. It is available online, at public libraries in St. Louis, and local non-profits in the region It will soon be available in prisons across the state.
The guide is divided into sections that address the basic needs that many reentering people require, including housing, employment, health services, transportation, education, and public benefits. It also includes some general information about accessing these resources - steps to take, questions to ask, and eligibility requirements. A downloadable PDF version is available on their website.