"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."

Who We Are

Exodus Transitional Community, Inc. (Exodus) was founded in 1999, by Mr. Julio Medina. Exodus began as a grassroots organization built on the notion that individuals released from prison cannot be released into mainstream society without any resources to support their transition. Throughout his twelve year sentence, Mr. Medina constantly witnessed his peers succumb to the desperation of not being able to find employment, reconnect with their families or adapt to a changed society, despite their desire to embrace their freedom and re-create their lives without crime. Stymied by the gap in services necessary to address their transition and goals to live productive lives, they found themselves trapped in the criminal justice’s revolving door. As a result, Mr. Medina vowed to dedicate his life to breaking the cycle of recidivism through the replication of Exodus, a prison group that provided transitional services and was modeled after the Book of Exodus. Exodus chronicles the life of the Hebrews, who despite their belief did not immediately reach the Promised Land after slavery and were forced to wander through the wilderness for forty years. Like the Hebrews, formerly incarcerated individuals traverse their own personal wilderness, as they struggle with financial and socioeconomic obstacles before they reach the land of financial stability, repair family connections and reintegrate into larger society. Thus, the mission of our organization is 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. Central to Exodus’ mission is our holistic approach to re-entry which supports formerly incarcerated individuals in six target life areas, which we have identified as key to successful re-entry.

Exodus’s subsequent success at meeting the needs of formerly incarcerated individuals has garnered national attention.  In 2004, we were chosen as the signature program by the White House for faith based post-release initiatives.



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