Getting Involved

Who Should Get Involved with OPSR?

As the statewide collaborative partnership of agencies and organizations that work with ex-felons to help them get reintegrated into society and develop pro-social attitudes, anyone working in reentry is invited to join us. There is no membership fee.

Individuals (private citizens) cannot join, although they are welcome to attend our meetings which are free and open to the public. Individuals who want to volunteer their time to assist ex-felons with reentry needs will be steered toward one of our partners in their local area.

Monthly Meetings

OPSR has our statewide meeting once a month, now scheduled to be the SECOND THURSDAY of the month. The location is now going to be for Redemption Church in OKC, and the next meeting is listed below. 

Anyone with an interest in reentry is welcome to attend these business and informational meetings.  To vote on OPSR policies and other items on the meeting agenda, participants are asked to sign an agreement as an expression of their commitment to the organization, sponsored activities and to a Professional Code of Ethics. Participants currently include community and faith-based organizations, state agencies, federal agencies and several Native American tribes. If you would like to be placed on the email mailing list, please email your name and contact information to our contact email address.

After completing and signing the form, please mail it to our post office box. The contact info for OPSR is on this page.

Next Meeting 

  January 2013 Meeting Info

Thursday, January 10

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Redemption Church
(Penn Ave. United Methodist)
1320 N. Penn
Oklahoma City

Our Email Mailing List

The easiest way to get involved is to join our email mailing list. Just send a request to and we will add you. We send out announcements weekly, regarding events and other updates. We will not share your email address with any other organization, etc.

Our "Top 10" List

The top 10 ways to get involved in prisoner reentry solutions are as follows:

10. Attend a Prisoner Reentry Initiative Educational and Networking Form.

9. Donate a basic need item.

8. Learn about Restorative Justice.

7. Start a “Restorative Justice” discussion group in your community or at your church.

6. Visit a family member who is in prison and discuss their plans for getting out.

5. Find out the nearest jail or prison to you and get to know the Chaplain;
    ask who is the Reentry Coordinator or contact person at that facility.

4. If there is not one, write to the warden or sheriff and encourage them to appoint one.

3. Volunteer with the Dept. of Corrections to be a pre-release mentor on a reentering inmate’s Transition Team.

2. Become a mentor to an ex-felon to help them start their life over on a strong foundation.

1. Hire an ex-felon and pay them a good wage