The Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative (T.O.R.I.) was birth from the vision of Bishop T.D. Jakes of the Potters House in Dallas, Texas. After the ministry left an indelible impact on the Prisoners visited, former inmates came to the church looking for help upon release. Bishop Jakes recognized the need for re-entry assistance for these inmates who were returning home to their communities and in response created this essential after-care program to address the issues faced by individuals returning back to society after incarceration. The Potter’s House has kept Prison Ministry as a top priority since the inception of its ministry, so it was natural to expand into reentry services. TORI began offering services in January 2005 and has since served over 10,000 formerly incarcerated male and female adults across the state of Texas.