Over 97% of incarcerated individuals will return to their community at some point. Far too many have no plan and nowhere to go when released.
Transitioning Offenders Program (TOP) is a nonprofit (501c3) organization created by offenders to assist fellow offenders who are preparing for release with the difficult transition from prison back to family and community.
TOP has built a database of over 8,500 resources, such as apartments, food banks, social services, and employment agencies, from all 39 counties in Washington state. When an offender is preparing for release, he (or she) can tell TOP what kinds of resources he might need once he is out, and TOP will build a packet of resources specifically for that offender, targeting his specific county of release.
TOP is based inside Washington Corrections Center, near Shelton, Washington. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the Washington State Department of Corrections for their support and assistance in operating this program inside the prison walls.