Excell Network – Reentry Scholarship Program

Restoring Dignity to People Returning Home from Prison

Our Mission

We restore dignity to people returning home from prison by providing scholarship stipends to empower students to achieve academic and career goals.


Catholic Restorative Justice Documents and Other Resources


“God is in everyone’s life. Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs or anything else—God is in this person’s life.”

Address Of His Holiness Pope Francis To Participants At The World Congress Of The International Association Of Penal Law
  Pope FrancisNov. 15, 2019
“We are still a long way from the time when our conscience can be certain of having done everything possible to prevent crime and to control it effectively so that it no longer does harm and, at the same time, to offer to those who commit crimes a way of redeeming themselves and making a positive return to society. If all those in some way involved in the problem tried to . . . develop this line of thought, perhaps humanity as a whole could take a great step forward in creating a more serene and peaceful society.”

Jubilee In Prisons – Homily Of His Holiness John Paul II
  St. Pope John Paul IIJuly 9, 2000

The U.S. Bishops:

California Catholic Conference:

– Restorative Justice
– Catholic Restorative Justice Network for Formation & Leadership Development


– Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church