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Reentry Point is a mission program of Goodwill West Texas that equips justice-impacted individuals with tools to overcome their barriers. 

This comprehensive, curriculum-based program is intended for individuals who:

  • Have been justice-impacted

  • Have been recently released from incarceration

  • Are 3-6 months away from exiting incarceration

This program is funded by the sale of donated items in Goodwill West Texas retail stores.

Recently Released and Justice-Involved

This fast-track program occurs over the course of five days and provides training that covers three
key objectives:

  • Job skills and life skills training for employment

  • Resources to pay for and advance education

  • Foundational skills training for entrepreneurs

The fast-track program is provided at Goodwill's administrative offices in Abilene, as well as on-site with transitional living facilities in and around the Abilene area.


Pre-release preparation


This portion of the program begins within correctional facilities, where participants are taught Texas Department of Criminal Justice-approved curriculum intended to equip them with skills needed to succeed post-release, including:

  • Preparing a parole release plan

  • Job skills training

  • Creating a personal financial plan

Goodwill West Texas does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin, and we shall strive to eliminate or prevent discrimination in providing services. 


Goodwill is committed to complying with all applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Consistent with this policy of nondiscrimination, Goodwill will provide reasonable accommodations to a qualified individual with a disability, as defined by the ADA, who has made Goodwill aware of his or her disability, provided that such accommodation does not constitute an undue hardship on Goodwill. 


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