Brothers in Blue Reentry, Inc.
500 N 7th Street Trfy, Suite 113
Kansas City KS 66101
Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide Christ based instruction, rehabilitation, and counseling that fosters the transformation of the hearts, minds and lives of the incarcerated. Our vision is transformational hope for the incarcerated.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Carl Hughes
Board Chair Mr. Randy Reinhardt
Board Chair Company Affiliation Zephyr
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2013
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer Donation options include mailing a check directly to our organization, visiting our website for a credit card donation, in-kind donations such as clothing, hygiene items, or office supplies. You can also attend our Journey of Hope benefit and awareness dinner to donate directly to the program, and we also have many ways to donate time by volunteering!
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide Christ based instruction, rehabilitation, and counseling that fosters the transformation of the hearts, minds and lives of the incarcerated. Our vision is transformational hope for the incarcerated.
Background Statement
The history of Brothers in Blue Reentry largely begins with InnerChange Freedom Initiative (IFI) of Kansas, a branch operating under the national organization known as Prison Fellowship. IFI Kansas launched in 2000 and provided values-based services which reflected the life and teachings of Jesus. Budget cuts led to Prison Fellowship terminating the Kansas branch of InnerChange Freedom Initiative. Brothers in Blue Reentry was launched on March 30, 2012 by mentors and volunteers who had been serving with IFI and knew there was too much value to the life-changing work they were doing to allow the gap in services to remain unfilled.
Impact Statement
  1. New Leadership Team – Highly qualified counselors and executive level staff have been recruited to expand the reach and effectiveness of BIBR.
  2. New Curriculum – Evidenced-based curriculum incorporated with Path to Freedom.
  3. Adult Education Training – Training has been established to ensure all staff and volunteers utilize the same proven techniques in the classroom.
  4. Updated Policies & Procedures – A comprehensive restructuring of policies and procedures covering governance, finances, human resources, and program services.
  1. ECFA Accreditation
  2. Offer high-level vocational studies through our Self Organized Learning Environment (S.O.L.E).
  3. Expand reentry services in Kansas City by acquiring new collaborative partners.
  4. Mobilize alumni to lead small groups and support systems throughout the community.
Needs Statement
  1. Curriculum Material – New books and workbooks are needed for each of our core curriculum classes each year.
  2. Computer Lab - We need computers, printers, and software to teach technical courses in our computer lab.
  3. Expert Volunteers to help instruct our program courses.
  4. Music Program - Our music program provides an alternative form of counseling for those that identify with music more easily than standard one-on-one counseling. This program needs instruments, sound equipment, and instructional software & videos.
  5. Finances to increase capacity.
Service Categories
Rehabilitation Services for Offenders
Areas of Service
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Leavenworth County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
I am passionate about Brothers in Blue Reentry because it is the real deal. I have been working with incarcerated individuals since 1993 so I have seen first-hand the revolving door of incarceration, often due to recidivism. I have found Brothers in Blue to be one of the most effective programs available to equip and empower men to make real change in their lives. BIBR truly gives them the tools they need to think differently, the first step in transforming their lives. They stand by them as they make real change. BIBR gives hope that transforms men, their families and their communities. I so deeply believe in the life-changing principles that BIBR is founded on and the power they have to enable men to change their lives for the better, forever. I volunteer and support BIBR because it makes a real difference for many every day. I have seen it over and over and it is powerful. One of our biggest challenges in BIBR is community awareness, support, and involvement. A key component of BIBR is mentoring which requires volunteers. I have been blessed far beyond anything I have given to witness the transformative power of hope and it is with great pleasure that I invite anyone willing and daring enough to join me on this wildly amazing ride with BIBR!
Description Studies show that without meaningful intervention, two out of every three ex-prisoners will return to prison within three years of their release. With the current cost of incarcerating an individual hovering at about $24,371.00 annually, the system is simply unsustainable. In order to break the cycle of recidivism, the Path to Freedom Program at Brothers in Blue Reentry utilizes targeted instruction, rehabilitation, mentoring, and counseling to transform the hearts, minds, and lives of the currently and formerly incarcerated. Our three-phase approach first teaches skills in a classroom setting, then eliminates barriers to success through one-on-one and specialized instruction, and finally ensures holistic needs are met with wrap-around services and a sustainable support network. In addition to being inside Lansing Correctional Facility, our Path to Freedom services are offered to formerly incarcerated individuals and their families through our Kansas City, Kansas location.
Category Crime & Legal, General/Other Rehabilitation Services for Offenders
Population Served Offenders/Ex-Offenders
Short-Term Success As our clients progress through the Path to Freedom, they are faced with opportunity after opportunity to grapple with the underlaying root cause of what lead to their incarceration. In a safe environment, we tackle issues like substance abuse, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, integrity, and anger management. In our pro-social environment, criminal mindsets like entitlement, self-justification, blame-shifting, or taking on a "victim mentality" have no room to thrive. Throughout the process, our clients shed their old way of thinking and trade it for hope. At the end of the Path to Freedom, we see men who have unearthed a high self-efficacy and a desire to meaningfully contribute to their community.
Long-Term Success Our vision is transformational hope for the incarcerated. To us, transformational hope means an individual believing they have worth, a unique purpose, and the ability to succeed when opportunity arrives. The ultimate goal for Path to Freedom is to give hope to those we serve through equipping them with the skills they need and a sustainable network of support, so they never enter incarceration again.
Program Success Monitored By BIBR has a database that tracks the progress of each member in the program. The Kansas Department of Corrections tracks inmates in their database. Each month, BIBR members have a one-on-one with their counselor. In order to ensure reduced recidivism rates, staff is assigned to BIBR alumni to ensure they have the resources they need as they graduate and enter into the community.
Examples of Program Success
Our Path to Freedom reentry model is seeing lasting, transformative impact. While the recidivism rate for the state of Kansas averages 34%, the recidivism rate for Brothers in Blue Reentry is approximately 17%. Inside the prison, 100-120 inmates take our classes every year. Our support network currently includes 92 volunteers and 61 mentors.
Testimonies include:
  • “I am grateful for the BIB program. Being a college educated man; I compare the BIB curriculum to attending college courses.”
  • “Today, I have a fresh outlook on life and a renewed sense that God is not done with me.”
  • “Not only having opened a business, I've been raising my son and over six years ago, I married my lovely wife on May 31st”
  • “I was amazed at what I could learn simply by watching and listening to how some of these men in B.I.B. lived their lives. They modeled how to live according to God’s Word.”
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Carl Hughes
Term Start June 2017
Carl Hughes is the Executive Director of Brothers In Blue Reentry, a nonprofit with the goal of providing transformational hope to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men across the state of Kansas. For six years, Carl fed his entrepreneurial spirit by founding and building several small businesses in the Kansas City area. During this time, Carl served as a volunteer instructor for BIBR, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for BIBR, and on the advisory board for the Donnelly College Prison Education program. As a former member of BIBR, Carl has the unique perspective of seeing the program from an alumni's point of view. Because of this, Carl is incredibly passionate about working with incarcerated people and their families to bring an evidence based, Christ centered view to their lives. A graduate of Kansas State University, Carl is happily married with two stepdaughters, 14 & 11, and a two year old daughter. Carl currently lives in Basehor, KS.
Senior Staff
Title Site Coordinator
Title Reentry Coordinator
Title Operations Coordinator
Title Reentry Counselor
Title Reentry Counselor
Paid Full-Time Staff 8
Paid Part-Time Staff 1
Volunteers 92
Retention Rate 92%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
Caucasian 9
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 1
Male 8
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Avenue of Life
Mentoring for Success
Kansas Department of Corrections
Firm Foundations Ministries
Westside Family Church
United Methodist Church of the Resurrection 
and many more. 
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Randy Reinhardt
Company Affiliation Zephyr
Term Sept 2016 to Sept 2020
Board Members
Mr. Robert Aikens
Mr. Dennis BlackHeartland Medical Spec., Retired
Mrs. Holly ChavezKansas Department of Corrections
Mr. Eddie CloughZephyr Products
Mr. Mike KeenanRetired
Mr. David LangfordRetired
Mr. Randy ReinhardtZephyr, Owner
Mr. Ray RobertsKansas Department of Corrections
Mr. Mike SchreiberZest Restaurant, Retired
Mr. Larry WilkinsCenter for Conflict Resolution
Mr. Jermaine WilsonUnity in the Community, Mayor of Leavenworth, KS
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 80%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $425,379
Projected Expenses $425,379
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2018, 2017, 2016: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$75,590$117,293$52,966
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$0$0
Membership Dues----$0
Special Events$279$28,283$0
Revenue In-Kind----$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$357,755$379,982$333,061
Administration Expense$38,788$68,825$74,150
Fundraising Expense$0$0$342
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.071.160.62
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%85%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$61,218$80,936$77,887
Current Assets$40,330$56,438$36,110
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$1
Current Liabilities$90,800$137,758$205,203
Total Net Assets($29,582)($56,822)($127,317)
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.440.410.18
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Greater Kansas City Community Foundation $30,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Wallula Christian Church $12,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Individual Donor $11,829
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose The woman's correctional facility in Topeka, KS is in need of organized reentry programming, and we would like to raise funds specifically with the goal to begin a Path to Freedom program inside of the woman's facility in Topeka. 
Goal $200,000.00
Dates July 2019 to Oct 2019
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Other Documents
Organization Name Brothers in Blue Reentry, Inc.
Address 500 N 7th Street Trfy, Suite 113
Kansas City , KS 66101
Primary Phone (913) 250-2621
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Carl Hughes
Board Chair Mr. Randy Reinhardt
Board Chair Company Affiliation Zephyr
Year of Incorporation 2013