Crossroad Bible Institute
Crossroads Bible Institute (CBI) provided faith-based reentry education for people in prison in the United States and around the world.
As a state-licensed post-secondary school, CBI offered courses on three levels corrected by trained and certified Instructors. The school's Center for Advanced Studies also housed CBI's prison reentry program that places its students with reentry agencies in the area of their anticipated release to assist them in finding a job, securing housing, continuing their education and, if desired, locating a church. Lessons were also developed for the children of prisoners.
Crossroad Bible Institute, a voice for restorative justice, was founded in 1984 by Tom De Vries. The school was then led by Dr. H. David Schuringa for many years until 2015 as it grew worldwide with 20 satellite campuses on all six livable continents. Schuringa also founded its Inmate Art Gallery, as well as Crossroad Connection--its radio and television programs, and its influential social justice arm, Crossroad Correctional Ministries. He worked closely with Chuck Colson while the post-secondary school served as the long-term discipleship arm of Prison Fellowship Ministries.
In November 2017, licensure for the Institute was ended as the organization transitioned into a para-church prison ministry and rebranded as Crossroads Prison Ministries It continues to reach thousands of prisoners with God's Word.