"To provide supportive services to formerly incarcerated men and women in order to help them reintegrate into their communities thereby achieving social and economic well being and breaking the cycle of recidivism."



 
 
Julio Medina

Mr. Julio Medina is the Executive Director/Founder and CEO of Exodus Transitional Community, Inc. Under his leadership, Exodus Transitional Community (ETC) has served over 3,000 men and women and has become one of the most successful re-entry programs throughout the country. Mr. Medina’s work at ETC was highlighted by the President of the United States during his State of the Union Speech in 2004 and has worked closely with both the Department of Labor and the Department of Justice in its Prisoner re-entry Faith Based Initiatives. ETC was also highlighted at the Mayor’s Conference of Faith Based Initiatives. The work of Julio Medina and ETC has been featured on C-Span, the New York Times and several other media outlets. While serving his 12 year prison sentence, Mr. Medina’s faith in God and belief in his neighbors forced him to see the layers of pain that existed within each person in prison. He never once heard anyone say they could not wait to come back to prison, rather, he heard many say that they wanted to be good fathers and return to heal some of the damage they caused in their impoverished communities. However, many of the men who left prison with good intentions of remaining free and leaving it in their past returned for a variety of reasons, including lack of employment opportunities, a shortage of housing, and undiagnosed substance abuse issues. Upon his release, Julio pledged to do all in his power to create a safer community and to instill hope in men and women returning home from prison. The creation of Exodus Transitional Community is Julio’s fulfillment of his faith and mission. Mr. Medina often returns to various prisons to meet with and listen to the men he left behind, as their faith and encouragement have been the inspiration for ETC and for his own personal transformation. Julio Medina holds a BA from the State University of New York at Albany, a Masters of Divinity from New York Theological Seminary and is presently a Doctoral candidate in Ministry at New York Theological Seminary; as well as Assistant Director of the Sing Sing Masters of Professional Studies Program. He currently teaches at the New York Theological Seminary at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Auburn, NY.

 
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