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The design and delivery of programs and services are modeled on gender responsive evidenced-based best practices.

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Re-Entry Services

With over a century of experience in working with offenders re-entering the community, Volunteers of America is proud to provide a diverse array of services that respond to the individual needs of the communities we serve.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation recognized the Look Up and Hope program created by Volunteers of America of Indiana as making a signifigant difference for children of color with incarcrated mothers. A proven leader in the delivery of community corrections programs, Volunteers of America of Indiana strives to employ research-based best practice in the field of criminal justice in the design and delivery of its programs and services.

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Programming is currently provided at Brandon Hall and Theodora House Indianapolis and at Hope Hall Evansville, Indiana.

Brandon Hall is a 180 bed residential re-entry center for previously incarcerated men.  Residents are required to maintain employment and comply with court orders/restrictions while addressing applicable individual programming goals such as mental health and addiction treatment, anger management and life skills development.  The facility is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).   

Theodora House offers residential and non-residential services to women in transition from the criminal justice system and their families. Within the 112 bed residential component, clients are required to comply with their individual program goals, which may include employment, education, mental health/addiction treatment and life skills development.  Non-residential services including aftercare and outpatient treatment are available.  The center utilizes a strength-based, client centered, and family focused intervention strategy for each woman and their family.  Staff focus on the special needs of females, giving specific attention to designing programs and services that are gender responsive.    Look Up & Hope, a family reunification program is provided that focuses on family, trauma recovery and aftercare.  The facility is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). 

Hope Hall is a 100 bed residential reentry center for previously incarcerated men and women.  Residents are required to maintain employment and comply with court orders/restrictions while addressing applicable individual programming goals such as mental health and addiction treatment, educational needs and life skills development. The facility is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).  

Look Up and Hope: Recognized as an Evidence-Based Best Practice by Annie E. Casey Kids Count Report.

Comprehensive Support

Wrap Around Services for the Incarcerated & Their Families

"The support I received from VOA staff made me more determined to preserver through challenges."

Alan

NOTE: 

It is the policy of Volunteers of America of Indiana (VOA) to provide a safe and secure environment for all staff, volunteers, contractors, visitors and residents and to maintain a program for the prevention of sexual conduct in any correctional facility operated by VOA.  Volunteers of America is committed to zero (0) tolerance for sexual conduct between staff, volunteers, contractors, visitors, or residents whether committed by staff, volunteers, contractors, visitors, or other residents. 

Allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment that involve potential criminal behavior will be referred to the appropriate legal authority to conduct criminal investigations.

 Please report any allegations of sexual misconduct that may have occurred in a Volunteers of America of Indiana operated correctional facility to the Chief Operating Officer at 317-686-9779 or by email to Shannon Schumacher.