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The Salvation Army Fresh Start Center has been reaching out to Waco community since 1981. Through comprehensive services, innovative programs and vision for the future, these programs have grown dramatically and changed the lives of thousands while creating a better society.



  • Life skills
  • Parenting
  • Substance-abuse education/monitoring
  • Job placement
  • Accountabilty/community access supervision
  • Anger management
  • Financial planning/consumerism
  • Women's issues
  • Suivide prevention education
  • HIV/AIDS education
  • Referral to local resource agencies


Placements range from a few weeks to 6 months.


National Award of Excellence in TSA Corrections Presented to Southern Territorial Representative

Janet Harrison received the 2006 National Award of Excellence in Corrections for The Salvation Army, on August 12, 2006. Major Ronald Foreman, National Social Services Secretary, made the presentation at an Awards Banquet attended by Ms. Harrison's peers from all four territories at Divisional Headquarters, in Charlotte, NC. The Banquet was held as a kindred session in conjunction with the annual national American Correctional Association Congress of Correction.

Ms. Harrison has over thirty years of professional service to The Salvation Army. A third generation Salvationist, she has served in many capacities steadily promoted until finally moving into her current position as Administrator of the Comprehensive Sanctions Center, Waco, Texas. Her vision and service delivery has led the Waco Center to be consistently rated as excellent in program and operations. In 2002 the Bureau of Prisons awarded the Waco Center a perfect report card for the year, one of very few ever granted by the Bureau.

Janet believes in every person's success and she encourages them in job training, employment, living responsibly, being accountable and living a productive life in the community. This can be witnessed in her commitment to professional service, passion for people and her dedication to her ministry through The Salvation Army.


For more information regarding our Fresh Start Center, please contact

Janet Harrison

Fresh Start Center Adminstrator

(254) 756-7276

500 South 4th Street Waco, TX 76706


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