Caitlin Redding Taylor
Caitlin Redding Taylor is Deputy Director of ReMerge, a nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and incarceration. She graduated from Oklahoma City University in 2010; receiving a degree in Justice Studies, with a concentration in Restorative Justice. Caitlin has been able to combine her education with her personal passions, working with ReMerge since their early days. ReMerge was established in 2011 and Caitlin joined the team in 2012.
ReMerge offers a variety of services intended to address different areas of healthy lifestyles and development: emotional, social, physical, and meaningful activities. Participants are on site daily, placed in sober living housing, and monitored by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Probation and Parole officer who conducts home visits and random drug testing.
The eighteen to twenty four month program is challenging and offers life changing opportunities for the women and their children. Upon successful completion of the program, participants are offered the opportunity to have their criminal charges dismissed.
ReMerge began as a result of collaborative efforts between 25 nonprofits , and the program remains collaborative today. Working alongside a number of community agencies has played a critical role in the program's success to date.