SECOND CHANCE PRISONER RE-ENTRY PROGRAM
“To reintegrate former offenders into the community, reduce recidivism, and to improve public safety through addressing the educational, employment, healthcare, mental health, housing, and family relationship needs of former offenders re-entering society by providing support and connecting them to needed services in the community after having been released.”
Former offenders apply for the re-entry program. They do this on their own or because they are mandated to attend.
In conjunction with a case worker, a service plan is created to address the individual needs of the participant.
Each participant will be evaluated for needs on a case by case basis. This is a representative list of services that mighty are available to each participant:
- Drug/Alcohol Counseling
- Parenting classes
- Anger Management classes
- Healthcare/Mental Healthcare
- Post-conviction relief
Based on the assessed needs, the participant becomes an active member of the team, ensuring that they are a vital part of the process.
After investing time and energy, the participant completes the service plan set out for them.
Based on completion of the service plan, the participant can expect these benefits for themselves:
- Increased family support
- Reduced health issues
- Enhanced housing opportunities
- Reduced risk of substance/alcohol abuse
- Enhanced educational opportunities
- Enhanced employment opportunities
The completion of the service plan makes it easier for the participant to integrate back into the community.
These are the benefits that the community and society as a whole can expect to gain as a result of the reintegration of a former offender into the general society:
- Reduced recidivism
- Decreased public dependence
- Increased tax base
- Increased public safety