Jail Ministry: The Role of Hope: The Role of Hope
Hope for ex-offenders commits to lending a hand to individuals to successfully unite with their families and reenter the workforce and our community. If you release someone with the same skills with which they came in, they are going to get involved in the same activities as they did before. As soon as society recognizes that the better shape we release ex-offenders and facilitate their successful reentry into society, the safer all of us will be.
This I recall to my mind; therefore have I hope. It is of Jehovah's loving kindnesses that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. Jehovah is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
—Lam. 3:21–24 (ASV)