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Re-entry Program

Our Re-entry Programing

Modules designed to reduce recidivism from 68% to 10%

Community Outreach Module

  • Assists in Acquiring Legal ID, Licenses, Housing, Medical Coverage

Education & Employment

  • Assists in GED, College or Trade enrollment preparation for Employment

Medical/Mental Health

  • Assess needs and assists in acquiring competent professionals to address issues that may conflict with successful re-entry

Conflict Resolution

  • Provides intervention with disagreements to prevent escalation leading to contact with Law Enforcement that results in revocation of program and return to institution

Education and Employment

Education Entitlement, LLC* is a company that assists Re-Entrants get new training by apprenticeships, admission to trade schools, college, or other sources for acquiring skills and knowledge for a new profession. This firm will also assist in registration and preparing financial aid forms.

Email at for more information.
Emerging Business Support, LLC* will assist Re-Entrants interested in starting a business and will provide guidance thru special programs by SBA for funding felon-owned businesses as well as prepare company documents for registrations and recordation with state and federal requirements, business plans, proformas, resumes and other documentation necessary.
Email at for more information.

*Disclaimer: Oaks Of Justice does not benefit in any manner from these businesses.

Community Outreach

Barbara Whitt Jackson, Director is a native of Birmingham and a former Director at University
of Southern Mississippi where she was instrumental in providing guidance in the field of
International Education for over eighteen years. Through Oaks, she isfocused to help end the social, physical, and financial hardship associated with incarceration and assit in maintaining the relationship of family members at home. God has gifted her with the purpose of helping others. This gift is shown
through advocacy and promoting change. She is actively affiliated and works with several
organizations where she plays a significant role in advocating for change (e.g., Alabama Justice
Initiative . The Oaks Outreach program’s comprehensive approach to assisting re-entrants with
temporary housing, medical coverage, identification documents, and cell phones demonstrates
a commitment to addressing the fundamental challenges individuals are transitioning from
incarceration to society. By assisting re-entrants with temporary housing, medical coverage, identification documents, and cell phones and other practical support and guidance in these critical areas, the program contributes significantly to the successful reintegration of former inmates and helps to
break the cycle of recidivism. Barbara maintains a non-profit to fund these endeavors. Please follow to her website!

Here are some inspiring comments of individuals who have successfully been assisted with the Oaks program and the positive changes they’ve made in their lives.

Amanda B: Oaks helped me get back on my feet upon release. They gave me clothing, including nice clothes for interviews, a cellphone with 30 days of paid service, instructions on obtaining my ID, and employers in my area that would hire a felon. I had a job in 3 weeks!!

Cara A: Miss Barbara with Oaks Outreach is fantastic! She met me at the airport and gave me two suitcases of clothes, including a handbag, shoes, coat, personal items, and a cell phone.

LRobert J: I am forever grateful to the Oaks Outreach staff for all the help in getting me settled back into civilian life. Within 2 years of my release, I bought my own home and have a great job. My credit score went from in the 500’s to 744. I could not have done it without Jo and Barb with Oaks Outreach and the companies that work with them. Even my Probation Officer is impressed.

Adrian W: I would have violated and been back in prison if the Oak team had not helped me. I have medical insurance and am doing well in college to get a business education and no more drug dealing. They have lined up a solution for the obstacles we encounter at release. They do help us to get our lives back together.