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Message From The President and CEO

The purpose and mission of DOORS is to reduce recidivism in our communities by serving as an advocate for individuals who are reentering society after being incarcerated.


We understand the many hurdles to overcome and that opportunities may seem unattainable to formerly incarcerated persons. DOORS offers the keys to successful reentry by serving as a one-stop reentry resource and client advocate offering assistance to formerly incarcerated persons with clothing, dental, medical and mental health assistance as well as educational and legal advice. Other avenues of personal assistance include housing, job readiness skills, job referral, transportation access and much more.Our goal is to reduce the chances of ex-offenders returning to prison by removing barriers they may face once released and offering the keys to success.


Each formerly incarcerated person is assigned a caseworker who assesses the individual's needs through four separate assessment tools, develops a highly personalized plan of action, and works with other nonprofits in accomplishing the stated goals. Client follow-through and staff follow-up is vital to the process as each individual follows their path to the future.


If you are someone who desires to successfully reenter the community, please call us! If you are a nonprofit organization who would like to partner with DOORS in this wonderful mission, please let us know. By working together, we can accomplish great things!


Donate today to Unlocking DOORS
and receive as a thank you
a luxury photo shoot package!!

Financial Education Center

Thanks to a great collaboration, thirty (30) fabulous portrait packages
are now available for a one-time donation of $99 to Unlocking DOORS.

David Michael, a local Dallas professional photographer,
has generously offered to provide a photo package valued at $525 to the first thirty (30) people who make a donation of $99 or greater to Unlocking DOORS.

This photo package includes $200 Full Deluxe In-Studio Session Fee plus $325 towards your portrait selection - the equivalent to one luxury 11 X 14 luxury portrait.

What a great opportunity to photograph your family, children, babies, and/or pets!

Don't miss this opportunity! Quantities are limited, so donate NOW!!

Donate online or via phone:

For online donations
Please visit our secure online store.

For donations by phone
Please contact Dana Drawsand at
469-587-7851 or 214-600-3493.

For more information regarding Portraits by David Michael
please visit
Studio Address: 1499 Regal Row, Dallas, TX 75247.

Restrictions: One offer per family; cannot be combined with other offers; offer is non-transferrable.

Unlocking Doors Field Office (Tarrant County)
Tarrant County Seal and the Cornerstone Assistance Network logo

Cornerstone Assistance Network
3500 Noble Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76111

Hours: M-Th (9-5pm); F (9-4pm)

Call or email for an appointment
Jade Edgar - DOORS Tarrant County Case Manager
Direct Line - 817-632-6023
Main Number - 817-632-6000 X163

Christina Melton Crane


This Q&A was recently posted by Michelle Bryant on the Life & Letters section of the University of Texas at Austin website.

… Been down one time
Been down two times
I'm never going back again
You don't know what it means to win …
      — Fleetwood Mac

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Financial Education CenterUnlocking DOORS is partnering up with Financial Education Network to bring financial literacy to individuals, family members, friends, and organizations.

Click here for more information on how you can get Financially FIT for 2015.

Texas Reentry Symposium - February 25, 2015

Just like the devoted postal worker, "neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail..." could keep close to 300 criminal justice professionals and other interested individuals passionate about reducing recidivism in our Texas communities from gathering for this year's Symposium. Thanks to all who helped make it a resounding success!

Powerpoint presentation Click here to access the Symposium's Keynote Speaker
Dr. Edward Latessa's PowerPoint presentation (530K).

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SYMPOSIUM UNDERWRITERS: Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, Dallas Bar Foundation, Texas Bar Foundation, and UNT/Dallas College of Law.

Jerry Madden

Unlocking DOORS Board Member Honorable Jerry Madden Weighs In On Bi-Partisan Support For Prison-Reform. Watch the video.

Jobs For Felons First Edition

From the owner of the first edition of The Past is Behind You, Now It's Time to Get to Work is now available for downloading and printing on our Resources page.

DOORS: Unlocking DOORS to Reduce Recidivism

When a crime is committed, we all pay – families are broken, tax dollars are needlessly spent, and victims are created. We thank you for your support and interest in DOORS. We are proud to stand alongside you and everyone who is committed to reducing recidivism by assisting those who are so desperately in need of services and expertise. We have a very large task ahead of us; but, TOGETHER, we can find solutions, meet on common ground, and partner to create a reentry system that is seamless and worthwhile for all.

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