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Why Are Reentry Programs Important?
What is recidivism? What is a reentry program? The first is repeat incarcerations which hopefully lead to the second: a reentry into society. PlanStreet recognizes how difficult these processes can be for the client. Unfortunately, if someone goes to jail once, it is likely they will go again. Reentry programs exist to help the client prevent recidivism and become an integrated, productive member of society.
Reentry programs are designed to help incarcerated individuals successfully return to society with the goal of reducing recidivism and improving public safety.
These programs are focused on breaking down barriers recently incarcerated individuals might encounter and helping them find employment, affordable housing, healthcare, and support for their families.
What is the Reentry Process?
IntakeCreating a profile for a client is essential. The intake process ensures that you have all the information you need to fully engage with your client. Client data is stored safely and securely while being able to be accessed anywhere, anytime it is needed.
Needs AssessmentKnowing what your client needs is the first step in getting them to their ultimate goal. Housing, career searches, and education are all examples of the type of needs a client my have. Building upon the profile compiled in the intake process, an accurate portrait of a client’s needs can be put together.
ServiceOnce the correct needs are identified, a plan is put into place to collaborate with partnering organizations, community stakeholders, and the client’s family to help them get where they need to be.
Reporting and resultsStakeholders and community leaders are very interested in the efforts to reduce recidivism and being able to report success rates and areas for improvement are essential.
AdjustmentsStakeholders and community leaders are very interested in the efforts to reduce recidivism and being able to report success rates and areas for improvement are essential.
Keys to Successful Reentry
The core elements that contribute to the successful reentry of the formerly include:
It’s been said that the first day of incarceration is the first day a client starts working toward reentry. The sooner preparation begins, the smoother the transition will be. A client’s reentry is much more likely to be successful when attitudes about crime, past behaviors, and the community have changed.
Reducing barriers to employment for individuals who have been incarcerated is a major focus of reentry programs. These individuals will earn dramatically less than they would have been able to before and will find that many opportunities are not open to them.
Homelessness & recidivism are linked. Reducing barriers to subsidized housing, affordable housing, and residential reentry center options for recently released individuals reduces the likelihood they will experience homelessness and ultimately will reduce recidivism.
Studies have shown that the participation in education programs prior to release correlate with reduced rates of recidivism. Education programs also help prepare individuals for the workforce and provide them with great earning opportunity.
Leaving incarceration and being thrust into reentry can lead to a gap in health coverage. Helping individuals navigate the Affordable Care Act will improve access to not only general health services but also substance abuse and mental health programs.
What is the Role of a
Corrections managers coach the client and are dedicated to assisting the client in finding employment, housing, health care, education, counseling and achieving a general state of well-being during their reentry process. PlanStreet fully supports the corrections manager in everything they need to fulfill for the client. No other tools are needed. Anything you need is only one click away. Simple views show the entire case at one glance. PlanStreet keeps you up-to-date, all the time.
The Role of Community in
Prisoner Reentry Programs
PlanStreet’s case management software for reentry programs assist the corrections manager in all aspects of the reentry process. Everything from intake, needs assessment, customized reporting for stakeholders and community leaders, services offered, and adjustment of needs as time goes on. The reentry process is much more successful when the client has great support. Some of that support is assisting the client in changing past attitudes and behaviors.
Case Management Software for Reentry Programs
"Homelessness breeds recidivism"
Homelessness plays a major role with repeat offenders. The goal to get recidivists out of jail and into a home is a highly complicated matter. Some feel homelessness prevents recidivism. In all actuality, it does not. Homelessness breeds recidivism. Correction officers often see the same people just released, often the very same day, incarcerated again just to have a roof, a meal, and get medical attention.
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