between former inmates
and their communities
Return To Honor is an Arizona nonprofit organization established in 1989 for the purpose of raising awareness among communities across America of the need for more compassionate, intelligent and effective methods of administering justice through alternatives to incarceration, and building bridges of understanding and actuality in re-entry and aftercare programs for formerly incarcerated individuals.
Suspended in the Spring of 2020 because of the outbreak of COVID-19, steps are now being taken to revive operations, beginning with a renaming and renewed corporate registration as the Return To Honor Coalition, the soon-to-be new organization will engage in providing information and reading materials to presently incarcerated individuals with specific focus on Arizona communities that will assist them with attitude and behavioral adjustments, educational materials and, eventually, scholarships for correspondence courses that will assist them in returning to their communities as more aware, informed and prepared to re-enter their communities as mature, responsible and contributing members.
With its formative roots in the conception and formation of two successful re-entry organizations in Bellingham, WA and in Yavapai County, AZ, the Return To Honor Coalition will work to co-ordinate, collaborate and communicate with those existing organizations and other communities throughout Arizona and elsewhere in the effort to inspire and establish similar organizations, and to augment and enhance efforts on the part of community leaders and state and federal officials to promote more effective means and methods of supporting re-entry and aftercare efforts wherever there is need and interest.
The Return To Honor Coalition will work to create educational programs, workshops and seminars inside as well as outside state, county and federal detention and correctional facilities, to raise awareness on both sides of walls and fences on the need for more responsible and effective means of facilitating “Second Chance” initiatives and justice reform.