The Bridge Builders’ “The Way Home” is a biblically-based, Christ-centered 12-step counseling program for small groups. At several prisons inmates participate in this Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) recommended program ministering to 25-30 inmates per group.These groups meet 2 hours each week for 26 weeks dealing with life’s controlling problems and behavioral issues.
The return-to-prison rate (recidivism rate) for inmates being released who are graduates of the program is approximately 15% compared to a 30% recidivism rate outside of the program.
In Preparation for the weekly meeting, each day the participant must complete a lesson in their “The Way Home” manual. Inmates who complete the program are awarded with a Life Recovery Devotional and Study Bible.