Supportive Services for Returning Citizens

Welcome to Our Brothers’ Keepers of Southern Illinois (OBK)

Our mission is to assist returning citizens coming out of prisons / jails to reenter society as responsible citizens returning to their families and community. This reentry-reintegration process includes an assessment of needs and both short and long term goal development. If you are a returning citizen in the St Clair County, IL area, please call us at 618-271-7821 to determine a good time for you to come for the hour long assessment.


Frederick “Rikkathon” James
Client Specialist/Community Outreach

Ernest Rice-Bey Client Specialist/Building Security

Ernest Rice-Bey
Client Specialist/Building Security



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Helpful Links

Illinois Prison Project

Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition

Waysidecross Prison Ministry/

Catholic Conference of Illinois: Prison and Jail Ministry

Disciple Bible Outreach of IL

St. Leonard's Ministry

Southern Illinois District Prison Ministry

Dismas Ministry

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OBK Reentry Office:
614 N. 7th Street,
East St. Louis, IL

Office Phone: 618-271-7821

Agency Director:
Kirsten Marie Peterson

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