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ACLU of North Carolina
P.O. Box 28004
Raleigh, NC 27611
Phone: (919) 834-3390        

Harriet's House
P.O. Box 10347
712 West Johnson Street
Raleigh, NC 27605
Phone: (919) 834-0666, ext. 235
Area Served: State of North Carolina
Parent Organization: Passage Home, Inc.

  • Harriet's House provides transitional housing for up to 24 months with Case management services to women leaving the prison system. Primary goal of the program is to re-unite mothers with their child/children while participants in the program are striving for self-sufficiency. This community re-entry program is totally voluntary and referrrals are made by the prison Social Workers.

Our Children's Place
P.O. Box 1086
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: (919) 843-2670
Area Served: State of North Carolina

  • Our Children's Place (OCP) is a planned residential facility which will allow North Carolina infants and preschoolers to live with their mothers while the women serve out their sentences for non-violent offenses.During their stay at OCP, the women will receive a wide array of treatment and services to support their successful parenting and reentry into the community.The children will receive the highest quality child care and developmental services.OCP will open its doors in 2010.

Prison MATCH
P.O. Box 14469
Raleigh, NC 27620
Phone: (919) 8284767
Area Served: Women at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women and their children wherever they are living.
Secondary Office: 1034 Bragg St., Raleigh, NC 27610

  • Strengthen the bond of incarcerated mothers with their children through parenting education and ongoing visits in a child-friendly homelike setting.

SKIP (Support for Kids of Incarcerated Parents)
115-A South Walnut Circle
Greensboro, NC 27409
Phone: (336) 547-7461
Area Served: Guilford County, NC
Parent Organization: Tristan's Quest, Inc.

  • SKIP provides in-school support groups for children of incarcerated parents.In these support groups, children learn that they are not alone in this situation, talk about different feelings and emotions associated with having a parent in jail or prison, and form or strengthen a relationship with that incarcerated parent through weekly letter-writing.

Summit House
1589 Skeet Club Road, Suite 102, Box 200
High Point, NC 27265
Phone: (336) 691-9888
Area Served: all 100 counties in North Carolina

  • Summit House is a residential rehabilitative program for mothers that have committed non-violent crimes and their children.It is an alternative to incarceration which provides programs that enable families to return productively to the community.

The Matthew 25 Center
1196 Penderlea Highway
Burgaw, NC 28425
Phone: (910) 259-7133
Area Served: Southeastern North Carolina

  • The Matthew 25 Center ministers to families with incarcerated loved ones in southeast NC.We offer free local housing during visits, counseling, information, and unconditional acceptance.The Center also provides local support for prison ministry teams when they come into our area.

North Carolina Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
P.O. Box 3688
Cary, NC 27519
Phone: (919) 677-0561 or (919) 677-8574
Toll-free within North Carolina: (800) 662-7660

  • The North Carolina Lawyer Referral Service is a program of the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation which provides the name of an attorney in a particular area of law based on geographic location to a member of the public. LRS is not a reduced fee or pro bono (free) service. When you contact the LRS toll-free number, an LRS specialist will ask you a series of questions. The specialists are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice. You will be given the name and telephone number of an attorney who handles cases in the area of law that addresses the problem. The attorney will receive a confirmation of the referral. If the attorney is not able to assist you with the legal problem, you may contact LRS again for another referral. You will receive one referral per legal matter per call, and there is no charge for receiving a referral from the service. In most cases a $30.00 fee will be charged by the attorney, which entitles the caller to a 30 minute consultation.

North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc
P.O. Box 25397
Raleigh, NC 27611
Phone: (919) 856-2200
Fax: (919) 856-2223

  • North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc. (NCPLS) provides legal services to North Carolina prisoners and handles a variety of legal matters involving prison conditions and criminal convictions. Services range from advice about prisoners' legal rights to representation in all state and federal courts. These services include the provision of legal representation (without cost to the inmate) in cases alleging that prison officials failed to protect a prisoner from harm.
  • North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc. (NCPLS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) law firm located in Raleigh, NC. Our lawyers serve the almost 40,000 men and women incarcerated by the North Carolina Department of Correction. We also monitor conditions in county jails throughout the state. Our core mission is to protect our clients' constitutional rights by challenging illegal convictions and sentences and by ensuring safe and humane conditions of confinement.
  • In addition to litigating our clients' cases in state and federal courts, we also provide inmates with general information and advice concerning legal rights and responsibilities, work towards administrative resolutions of legitimate problems, and provide information to discourage pursuit of unnecessary litigation.

Inmate Grievance Resolution Board, North Carolina Department of Corrections
1307 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 153
Raleigh, NC 27605-3254
Phone: (919) 733-2957
Fax: (919) 733-8959

  • The Inmate Grievance Resolution Board was created to ensure that inmates have a procedure through which they can file complaints. The Board is a separate agency within the North Carolina DOC that attempts to resolve inmate grievances through mediation. If examiners are unable to reach a resolution through mediation, they can order such relief as is appropriate or deny the grievance. Decisions made by this board are binding, unless the Secretary of Correction finds that such relief is not appropriate, gives a written explanation for this finding, and makes an alternative order of relief or denies the grievance.

Duke University School of Law 
Durham, NC 27708 
Prof. Richard Rosen 
Phone: (919) 962-8505

  • Investigation of claims of innocence for NC felonies with at least three years left in the sentence.

Amy Elliott, Ph.D.
326 East Main Street
Durham, NC  27701
Phone: (919) 560-0550
Website: (select Criminal Justice Resource Center)

  • A program for 16-18 year old who are referred to us through Adult Probation and Pre-Trial Services. We provide GED education plus counseling in Substance Abuse, Relationship Healing, and Employment Counseling. We use Restorative Practices to process wrong-doing in the program, and hope in the near future to be able to work through the court system to process some of these cases.

Women at Risk
P.O. Box 7472
Ashville, NC  28802
Phone: (828) 252-2485

  • The Women at Risk program offers therapy, case management, court advocacy, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence treatment program, and referrals.

Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative Grant
North Carolina Department of Corrections
Phone: (919) 716-3758
Contact: Virginia Price

  • The North Carolina Department of Corrections plans to establish a statewide network of government agencies, community- and faith-based organizations, businesses, and citizens committed to successful offender transition and reentry. Along with its core partners and local networks, the department will develop individualized case plans for each offender, beginning the process a year or more prior to the offender's release. The initiative will target adult offenders (ages 18-35) released from a prison facility on community service, regular parole, DWI parole, and postrelease supervision. Offenders released in these categories must comply with conditions established by the Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission. These conditions will be enforced by supervising probation/parole officers in the community. Standard release conditions will be modified to include participation in the reentry program.

North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Phone: (919) 733-3388
Contact: Michael F. Haley

  • The North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will provide institutional and community-based services to offenders ages 14-21 from Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point, North Carolina. North Carolina's reentry program will include services such as employment training and placement, educational services, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, medical services, restitution, community service, housing assistance, community support services, mentoring, aftercare services, life skills training, family support services, postrelease supervision, and intensive case management.

Restoration House Ministry
P.O. Box 3046
Monroe, NC 28111

  • Restoration House reaches out to men and women who have been released from jails or who are homeless and offers them a support network to help them become productive members of society. Residents, who are required to attend church weekly, participate in Bible study and receive Christian mentoring. In addition to helping residents obtain birth certificates and identification cards needed to obtain employment, Restoration House helps residents find jobs and handle their finances.

North Carolina Division of Workforce Development 
313 Chapanoke Road 
Raleigh, NC 27699-4316 
Phone: (919) 329-5230 
Fax: (919) 329-5585 

  • Of interest to individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment.

Federal Bonding Program
NC Division of Workforce Development 
313 Chapanoke Road 
Raleigh, NC 27699-4316 
Phone: (919) 329-5230 
Fax: (919) 329-5585 

  • The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.

Criminal Record Repository
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation 
Division of Criminal Information 
407 North Blount Street 
Raleigh, NC 27601 
Phone: (919) 716-6725 

  • This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.

Office of the Attorney General
North Carolina Department of Justice 
P.O. Box 629 
Raleigh, NC 27602 
Phone: (919) 716-6400 
Fax: (919) 716-6750

Prison Industry Program
Correction Enterprises 
North Carolina Department of Corrections 
2020 Yonkers Road
Raleigh, NC 27604 
Phone: (919) 716-3600 
Fax: (919) 716-3975 

  • The prison industry program, Correction Enterprises, is aimed at providing meaningful work experience and rehabilitative opportunities for inmates and providing quality goods and services to tax supported entities. Products manufactured include license plates, signage, state uniforms, paint, janitorial supplies, optical grinding and canned/frozen food. Services available include printing and laundry. Prisoners assigned to the prison industry may earn up to $3 per day and also a reduction of sentence by earning "gain" time (time subtracted from one's confinement time).

Work Release Program
North Carolina Department of Correction 
831 West Morgan Street
4202 Mail Service Center 
Raleigh, NC 27699 
Phone: (919) 716-3700 
Fax: (919) 733-8272 

  • To be eligible for the work release or study release program inmates must be classified as minimum security and be serving their final months of incarceration. They must also have exemplary disciplinary records. Participants pay room and board and are required to make child support payments and any court-ordered restitution.

Pre-Release Program
Job Preparation for Offenders 
North Carolina Department of Corrections 
4262 Mail Service Center 
831 West Morgan Street
Raleigh, NC 27699 
Phone: (919) 716-3097 
Fax: (919) 715-5785

  • Job Start is a prison-to-work transition program started in 2000 as a pilot program in five North Carolina prisons. Each pilot program follows a similar program but adaptations are made at each facility. Some aspects of the program have been standardized throughout the Department of Corrections, including the inmate portfolio system. When a person becomes incarcerated, a transition document envelope is placed in his or her Department of Correction official record. The envelope will contain documents that an inmate may enter the system with or obtains during incarceration such as diplomas, certificates of completion of programs, as well as vocational training. A social security card is obtained. Through an agreement with the Department of Motor Vehicles, recently released prisoners can present their social security cards and inmate photo ID card to obtain state photo ID. Case management is an integral part of the current programming effort for all inmates. This program is optional and each site determines its own selection criteria. All custody levels at facilities where Job Start is available may participate 12 to 18 months prior to release.

Division of Community Corrections
North Carolina Department of Corrections 
2020 Yonkers Road
4250 Mail Service Center 
Raleigh, NC 27699 
Phone: (919) 716-3100 
Fax: (919) 716-3996

  • The Division of Community Corrections of the North Carolina Department of Correction supervises parolees, as well as those individuals sentenced to community-based punishments.

State Public Defender
Indigent Defense Services 
123 West Main Street, Suite 700 
Durham, NC 27701 
Phone: (919) 560-3380 
Fax: (919) 560-3332 

  • Indigent Defense Services functions as counsel in criminal matters for capital offenses and appeal purposes only. All other attorneys are appointed by the court for indigent defendants. Each county maintains its own list of attorneys who will accept assignments from the court.

Legal Aid of North Carolina 
224 South Dawson Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 
Phone: (919) 856-2564 

JobLink Career Centers
North Carolina Department of Commerce 
Division of Workforce Development 
313 Chapanoke Road 
4316 Mail Service Center 
Raleigh, NC 27699-4316 
Phone: (919) 329-5230 
Fax: (919) 662-4770

  • JobLink Career Centers are the one-stop career centers in North Carolina. These centers provide job seekers a single place to address their employment and training needs. Services include job listings, job placement, assessment, resume preparation, education and training assistance and referrals to other agency partners such as local community colleges, rehabilitation agencies, social services, and other partners.

Energy Committed to Offenders
P.O. Box 33533 
Charlotte, NC 28233
Phone: (704) 374-0762
Fax: (704) 374-1627

  • Energy Committed to Offenders (ECO) is a community-based organization that begins working with offenders, located in either county or state facilities, during their incarceration. Presentations on employment topics are given prior to release. ECO assists recently released offenders as well. It offers transportation for job searches and provides transportation to and from new jobs. ECO also provides housing and clothing referrals for those recently released prisoners. ECO maintains a 20 bed live-in transitional center where recently released female prisoners are encouraged to reconnect with their children and participate in parenting classes.

Greensboro Police Department Violent Crime Task Force
300 West Washington Street 
Greensboro, NC 27402 
Phone: (336) 887-7855 

  • The Greensboro Police Department's Violent Crime Task Force has established a "call-in" program. "Call-in" means that individuals with a violent criminal history are called to a meeting with the Violent Crime Task Force. The task force consists of federal, state and local law enforcement and community volunteers. The law enforcement community informs the participants of legal consequences of further criminal activity. Community volunteers offer support, job leads and assistance encouraging legal behavior. Job development and placement services are also available.

Passage Home 
712 West Johnson Street 
Raleigh, NC 27603 
Phone: (919) 843-0666 

  • Passage Home (PH) is a faith based, non-profit, community development corporation providing housing and support services to low-income and homeless families, including individuals with criminal histories, in the Raleigh and Wake County communities. In conjunction with PH, a group of women representing various faith communities created a project, Harriet's House, to assist women leaving prison. Services include family mentoring, youth buddies, clothing, furniture, food distribution, housing reconstruction and maintenance, childcare and transportation assistance for participant families.

NORTH CAROLINA CURE (Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants)
P.O. Box 49572
Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: (336) 465-2934
Email: or

State LTC Ombudsman
North Carolina Division of Aging & Adult Services
2101 Mail Service Center, Room 307
Raleigh, NC 27699-2101
Phone: (919) 733-8395, ext. 227
Fax: (919) 715-0364

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North Carolina Sexual Offenders Reform Troops
Email: or
Contacts: Linda and Chris

North Carolina - NCATSA (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers)
President: Robert A. Carbo, M.S. 
SOAR Program 
Harnett Correctional Institution 
P.O. Box 1569 
Lillington, NC 27546
Phone: (910) 893-2751, ext. 443 
Fax: (910) 893-6432 

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