The Texas Inmate Families Association (TIFA)’s mission is to break the cycle of crime by strengthening families through support, education, and advocacy. TIFA also provides parole workshops as well as online resources for our members. TIFA provides support, education, and advocacy for our members through monthly chapter meetings, this website, a quarterly newsletter, and access to the executive director of TIFA. TIFA’s services include workshops that orient new families to TDCJ and that answer questions about parole and how to assemble a parole packet, webinars, locate currently incarcerated individuals who have been transferred from county jails to TDCJ for anxious families, provide ongoing updates about Texas legislature and more. They also have Reentry Support Group meetings every 3rd Thursday in the month at 6 PM to network, listen, and share resources.
The Federal Defender Program, Inc. Northern District of Illinois' Chicago is an independent, non-profit community defender organization. Their main office is located in Chicago, Illinois and one branch office in Rockford, IL. With one chief trial attorney, 15 attorneys on staff and five investigators, the Federal Defender Program, Inc. Northern District of Illinois' Chicago Office represent people accused of federal crimes in the Northern District of Illinois who are unable to afford counsel facing the most serious legal consequences our justice system contemplates.