Victory Over Sin Radio

Victory Over Sin is a show hosted by Mark Renick that addresses issues pertaining to returning citizens and the challenges they face coming out of incarceration. This project is funded by Systemic Change of Idaho.

You can join Mark each Saturday at 12:30pm on

94.1 FM – KBXL – the VOICE.

Coffee & Resource Center

Our Coffee & Resource Center should be your first stop the morning you are released from IDOC custody.

We provide this service in our office located at:

3217 W. Overland Rd Boise, ID 83705

Monday thru Friday from 9am to 12pm.

Systemic Change of Idaho

St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho has a reentry advocacy arm called Systemic Change of Idaho. We focus on advocacy in the Idaho State Legislature and educating the community about the challenges of being a returning citizen.

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Blog

Hot August Days

By Mark Renick on August 2, 2022

As we live through a week with temperatures over the century mark, I tend see the smallest of problems as so frustrating. I know I am not the only one who feels this way (but it seems so at times). Summer is always a bit challenging in this work…there are staff vacations, sickness of key associates and lack of dedication to the work we do for returning citizens. The key for me is to see God’s hand in something small that happens daily and be grateful for that small sign of His love.

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Independence Day Message

By Mark Renick on July 4, 2022

Let this be the day where we as returning citizens take charge of our lives and become involved in seeking our own freedom. What does that mean to you? Do you need better housing? An application process that does not make it almost impossible to find affordable options would be fantastic. Do you feel your voice is not heard about the experience you lived in incarceration? Try to connect with those trying to change things.

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Convicted Conference

By Mark Renick on June 10, 2022

The first of what look to be a series of informational workshops and support for returning citizens and those who love them was held last Saturday. This event is designed to replace the Community Information Resource Fair which has normally been held in September at Vineyard Boise. Ten Mile Christian in Meridian is the new host. It is a single day event now held on a weekend day (Saturday). There is a second one scheduled for December of 2022 at the same location.

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Idaho Pardons and Parole Issue

By Mark Renick on May 3, 2022

In my efforts to support those who leave incarceration daily in Idaho I hear all kinds of stories about the shortcomings of the prison system. Here is a classic: As I write this there is a lady sitting in Ada County jail for over 30 days now. She is on felony probation. She has been taken into custody for the charge of voting in the last election while still on parole.

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