About Residential Re-entry Services at Mirror

For nearly 50 years, Mirror has helped individuals reintegrate into their communities. Successful reintegration isn’t possible unless an individual learns the skills necessary to function in an adaptive and effective manner, and is surrounded by supportive family and significant others, employers, religious communities and social service agencies committed to their success. Mirror has developed a comprehensive network of support within communities throughout Kansas. We foster community integration through these partnerships in both urban and rural settings.

We take our job and mission seriously. Our professional staff live in the same neighborhoods as our residents, eat meals prepared by former residents and work to diminish or mitigate the cycle of incarceration. We base our programs on this philosophy: Change is difficult but not impossible; our residents CAN change; and collaboration and cognitive skills bring real results.

Our residents arrive with unique personal histories, strengths and needs. Our partnerships with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Federal District Courts in Kansas, and the Kansas United States Probation and Pre-Trial Services staff enables our staff to develop comprehensive program plans for our residents. On-going training is offered to all staff focusing on the importance of re-entry and underlying principles and practices of delivering evidenced-based strategies.

With a strong system of accountability, we focus on skill development, mentoring and providing opportunities for practicing these new skill sets for our residents. We reinforce positive behaviors and hold residents accountable to the rules of the program and the requirements of the federal prison system, courts and probation officers. The safety and security of our communities are critical to our mission.