Ninety-one men and women took to the Dallas Potters House stage this past Sunday to collect not only a diploma but a new lease on life.

These ninety-one, plus twenty-four others who didn’t attend the graduation, all completed the Texas Offender Re-entry Initiative, a 12-month rehabilitation for formerly incarcerated men and women.

Judge Greg Mathis delivered the speech for the night. He reminded the graduates not to stop here but continue in their pursuit to follow their dreams, for themselves and their families.