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Your Transition is our Priority

VISION | VALUES | GOALS

Our long-term goals are to be able to provide employment, housing, drug counseling and treatment, and transportation, as well as mentoring of offenders upon their release from prison or jail.

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WHAT TOP DOES

Over 97% of incarcerated individuals will return to their community at some point. Far too many have nowhere to go and no plan when released. This can create homelessness, hopelessness, and recidivism.

Transitioning Offenders Program (TOP) is a nonprofit (501{c}3) organization created by offenders for offenders to assist with the difficult transition from prison back to family and community. TOP is a peer-to-peer program that began with a database of 8,000+ public and private organizations in the 39 counties of Washington state.

FOUNDER'S MESSAGE

A Message from Larry Ballesteros, Co-Founder of TOP

Hello all, my name is Larry Ballesteros, and I am one of founders of the Transitioning Offenders Program (TOP). I believe it is important to give credit when due, and it needs to be said that the Transitioning Offenders Program would not exist without the hard work of the founder David Krewson, our former president. He and I saw the need to find resources for offenders for the purpose of reentry. David's hard work and dedication to helping offenders were instrumental in my change of attitude towards re-entry. His vision has changed the lives of thousands of men and women working their way through corrections. David is no longer on the TOP Board of Directors, but without his efforts, TOP would not exist.

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