What We Do

For more than 30 years, Centerforce has been a national leader in providing groundbreaking, evidence-based programs to incarcerated people and their loved-ones. Centerforce develops and delivers innovative solutions by providing health education, family and community programs to this often neglected community.

We aim to foster transformative experiences during incarceration, promote successful re-entry, and help reduce the risk of re-incarceration.

Mission & Vision

The Centerforce mission is to support, educate, and advocate for individuals, families, and communities impacted by incarceration.

We pursue our mission by:

  • Developing and delivering comprehensive and effective client-centered services to currently and formerly incarcerated people and their families.
  • Our programs and services:
    • Foster transformative experiences during incarceration
    • Promote ties between incarcerated people and their families to improve quality of life, support successful re-entry, and decrease re-incarceration
    • Assist individuals in gaining access to needed services before and during re-entry to support successful re-entry and decrease re-incarceration
    • Recognize the impact that incarceration has on the entire family and social system, and the importance of supporting all people whose lives are impacted by incarceration
    • Educate men, women, and families about important health concerns that disproportionately affect people in prison
  • Researching, evaluating, and sharing innovative best program practices.
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders, including those involved in corrections, to achieve our goals.
  • Increasing awareness of the impacts of incarceration and shaping the debate around incarceration and its effects.