REAL Transition

What is REAL Transition? 


REAL Transition is a community that is focused on providing a method to individuals to improve themselves by establishing healthy connections and supporting them in developing a personal vision for success. These connections are to self, to community within, and to society, which all help to establish a new beginning. We believe connections are the basis for a meaningful life within any community. Teachers in REAL are called Peer Tutors. Many of our mentors have overcome addictions, and the cycle of incarceration. Classroom time is spent learning a new subject then working with your mentor.

One goal of Fresh Start is to be able to promote REAL Transition and assist in bringing it to incarcerated individuals, and to those released through healthy human connections, distribution of materials, program integrity and training, and to provide Resources to those participants who are attending REAL Transition In order to obtain a successful life. By doing so, we believe that Correctional Facilities and taxpayers will see a reduction in recidivism.


How can Transition help me personally? 


Transition can help you by providing useful information that if studied, applied, and implemented in your life, will aid you in your personal and physical transition towards real change. Aside from helping you transition to a better life outside incarceration, transition can help prepare you for any upcoming event you may be facing. Whether it be a board hearing, parole, employment, business advancement, education, family success, home ownership, housing, rehearing, termination, expiration, or redetermination, the transition program can better prepare you to present yourself as real, whole, and authentic. 



Do you need to be a particular faith to participate? 

No, everyone is welcome. Though we meet at an LDS building for now, and there is a spiritual section covered, the topics are for everyone and all are welcomed. The individuals involved have a determination to find a better way of life and are eager for someone to guide them to the path they need to travel for their personal success. 

Who is Transition for?

Transition is for anyone who has a board hearing or a rehearing in the future or has received a parole, termination, wishes to better their lives, or just cannot seem to progress after incarceration. Transition can also be valuable for those who will be eligible for a redetermination. REAL Transition is successful when entire families participate. 

When should I get involved?

Transition can help anyone who is ready for change and ready to commit themselves to taking charge of their personal transition. If you are interested in making changes in your financial, emotional, social, spiritual, or physical future, the time to get involved is now. The sooner you get involved the greater the benefits you can create for yourself. 

How do I get involved? 

Come to a scheduled orientation to see if REAL Transition is a fit for the things you want to accomplish in your future. You owe it to yourself to see what benefits are available. Fresh Start Ventures provides this opportunity to anyone who is interested at no cost. You can participate as a mentor or student. 

Join us

Thursday Evenings
195 South 100 East, Provo, Utah

Dinner (Free) 5:00 PM

6:00 PM- 7:30 PM 


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What those involved are saying
about the REAL Transition program

“I have learned a lot about true principles and now know that it is through correctly applying these truths that good things happen in life. I’m excited to apply these truths to my life. I’m learning everyday and I feel better prepared for the adventure ahead of me.”
— Brent L.
“This whole experience has been a life-changing experience for me. There was an unexpected transition that took place in my heart.”
— Bryan H.
“We studied finances for five weeks and I feel eager and thirsty for more. I was happy to get a date but frustrated because I feel I need the organized information that transition is offering to be prepared for my release.”
— John R.
“I have learned through the course of this program what real balance in life is and why it is so important to everyone. It has given me hope for a bright future.”
— Michael A.


 How long does the Transition program last?

The time it takes to complete Transition

•25 weeks to complete Transition Discovery

•25 weeks to complete Daring Greatly

•25 weeks to complete Area workshops

To successfully complete Transition could take up to a year. A person could fast track the entire program in 25 weeks. Make sure to leave yourself enough time to take advantage of all the program has to offer. Your entire experience is taught by Peer Tutors. Mentors assist one on one with your success.