About Transition4Success

Transition4Success provides employment and training opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals, at the Center for Restorative Justice Works headquarters. Our mission is to support positive post-prison outcomes for returned citizens by giving them a sense of self-worth, while also helping them adjust back into normalcy. Participants receive six-months of paid, hands-on experience working in a modern office setting, along with coaching and feedback in an environment that supports their successful transition.

If you are in need of supportive reentry resources, please see the “Roadmap to Reentry” Guide created by Root & Reboud below. The guide is comprehensive covering eleven areas of law and civic life: Housing, Employment, Parole & Probation, Education, Cleaning Up Your Criminal Record, ID & Voting, Family & Children, Public Benefits, Court-ordered Debt, Tribal Issues, and Immigration.

Please click on the Roadmap to Reentry Resource Guide to access resources.


Rekindled Love for Life, Work, and People

After serving 26 years in prison, Gilbert Cardenas shares his journey.

Words cannot describe what Transition4Success has done for me. It is unbelievable! The program expanded my computer, communications, and interpersonal skills. I was involved in several projects where my ideas and feelings were respected and regarded just as much as those of the CRJW Team. My resources and networking also grew, and the program has helped me to achieve my educational and employment goals.

What touched and moved me deeply was the respect and dignity the CRJW staff afforded me. They have rekindled my love for life, for work, and, most of all, for people. My transition back into society has been fulfilling, positive, and successful. I am so grateful for the encouragement, support, and care, primarily through my trials, fear, and anxieties. Thank you for your faith in me and for helping me to trust again and to be trusted. My experience with Transition4Success will forever have a place in my heart.

Written By: Gilbert Cardenas

If you would like to learn more about T4S, please email or call (818) 980-7714.