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.

Offender Resource Guide

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Offering support for Friends, Family, & Offenders returning to the community.

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Cookies for Corrections 22

By Mark Renick on December 4, 2022

It is that time of year! What we now call “Cookies for Corrections” began as Cookies for Max over two decades ago. In the beginning religious volunteers took homemade cookies that had been divided up from the dozens of recipes cooked by church members throughout the Treasure Valley. It was quite the treat shared with a “Merry Christmas!" and “God Bless!". That was at Idaho Maximum Security Institution (IMSI) where the population was only about 500.

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Voting in Idaho

By Mark Renick on November 5, 2022

Yes, you see a photo of me voting this year. I was discharged from parole in 2017. Please note that the laws in Idaho are as follows: Idaho Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while in prison, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote. A patchwork of state felony disfranchisement laws, varying in severity from state to state, prevent approximately 5.

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Recovery Rally – Year 7 for Boise

By Mark Renick on October 4, 2022

I am learning to accept that working with those of us who support the efforts of folks who struggle with the demons of addiction in some form will be always changing people and staff. We saw that recently at the Boise Recovery Rally in Julia Davis Park. It is very similar to those of us who also support those leaving incarceration who return to community. We are honored to work with a new group of individuals who have the passion to support this group of God’s children.

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Key Staff=Success

By Mark Renick on September 5, 2022

The work we are so Blessed to do involves supporting individuals returning to community from incarceration. There are emotional peaks and valleys in the process. We see the best of men and women at times. We are also there when they struggle to make the difficult choices needed to complete the process of probation or parole. Most of the folks in the photo have some real life experience that makes all the difference building credible links to the population who enter our offices daily.

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