Our Programs

Criminal Justice & Civil Rights

We have secured the release of 30+ individuals from incarceration and played a major role in Richmond’s ‘Ban The Box’ legislation. We also work to restore the voting rights of formerly incarcerated people.

Environmental Justice

We train marginalized individuals in solar installation (70+ to date), while fighting fossil fuel infrastructure and advocating for environmentally just policy.

Housing

We connect formerly incarcerated individuals with ~20 long-term beds, across the Commonwealth, to ease their transition back to public life.

About Bridging The Gap In Virginia

Our mission is to empower formerly incarcerated persons, veterans, at-risk youth, substance abusers and those suffering from homelessness. We help these groups of people overcome barriers that hinder their effective transition following military duty, recovery and/or incarceration into mainstream society with positive outlooks towards sustained success. We are driven by a commitment to restorative justice, environmental justice, and sustainability.

Success Stories

Sherodd Long

Sherodd Long

Energy Efficiency Consultant, Resource Innovations

Sherrod has found a match as a solar installer at Resource Innovations. He’s been at the position for a few months and is grateful for Bridging The Gap In Virginia for helping him find this path. Click to read more.

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Duane Cunningham

While he is our solar installation instructor, Duane Cunningham is also a graduate of Bridging The Gap In Virginia. He completed the training in the fall of 2021 and has been serving as our instructor Read more…

Sherrod Long

Sherrod Long first got involved with Bridging The Gap In Virginia in April of 2022 at the recommendation of a friend. When he initially joined the program, he had no solar experience though he had Read more…