Ex-Offender Re-Entry

Equipping incarcerated men and women with the skills they need to live healthy, productive lives.

"He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind to set the oppressed free."

We provide training and support to assist incarcerated men and women in making a smooth transition into the community. We work with those who are currently and formerly incarcerated, offering case management, guidance, and client assistance.

Our Impact

Last Year...


106 people assisted with re-entering the community after incarceration


Our Re-Entry program provides training and support to assist incarcerated men and women in making a smooth transition back into the community. We offer classes to those who are currently incarcerated at the Fayette County Detention Center, Woodford County Detention Center and Madison County Detention Center. We are working to expand our programs to other local jail and prison facilities. Our classes are The Genesis Process and Jobs for Life. The Genesis Process addresses a fundamental struggle in life: the struggle to change. The process identifies the fears that drive self-destructive behaviors and emotions and helps resolve them so you can find true and lasting freedom. Jobs for Life helps men and women develop the job skills and character qualities that prepare them for success on the job upon their release.


When program participants are released, our case manager meets with them to help them develop a plan for transition back into the community and provides accountability and support to help them achieve their goals. We also provide assistance with practical needs -- obtaining birth certificates and IDs, transportation, clothing, housing, employment, and other necessities. Our volunteer mentors walk alongside program participants, offering their wisdom, guidance, and support. For more information or to get help, please contact Tim Robbins, our Re-Entry Case Manager.

Family Support

Families who have a loved one who is currently or formerly incarcerated can find support at Bluegrass Families of the Incarcerated. We share resources, learn about the justice system, and help each other through the challenges of re-entry. We welcome all families who are seeking a place of love, support, and encouragement as they deal with having a member of their family in prison. 


Get Connected

Find support by joining Bluegrass Families of the Incarcerated. To sign up for updates, including invitation to the online meetings, click here. For more information, contact Julius Johnson, Director of Re-Entry Services.

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Gary's Story

“Clean and sober four years!”

How do you get your life back together when you’ve been exposed to drugs and alcohol at a very young age? When  you’ve been jailed for doing drugs yourself? 

How do you rebuild your life and reunite with your children? At the Mission, Gary found the answers he was looking for.

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