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    Reentry programs are designed to help incarcerated individuals successfully return to 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.




    Why Are Reentry Programs Important?


    Reentry programs and effective community corrections programs are an integral part of breaking the cycle of recidivism in our culture. Recidivism is the tendency of a criminal to reoffend and become a returning inmate. The case managers who work with the incarcerated have a passion for helping individuals and their families navigate difficult times in their life and helping people get started again.

    The cycle of recidivism destroys families, inhibits education, restricts housing resources, and alienates individual from society. It is a destructive force in our society. At any given time, there are millions of incarcerated citizens working toward reentry and experiencing many of these challenges. Reducing recidivism helps the individual, the individual’s family, and the community.




    What is the Reentry Process?


    • Intake

      Creating 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 Assessment

      Knowing 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.
    • Service

      Once 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 results

      Stakeholders 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.
    • Adjustments

      Stakeholders 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:



    Start early



    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. This change begins far earlier than the day they are released.

    Employment



    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. Obtaining employment is a major step in the entry process.

    Housing



    Homelessness and 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.

    Education



    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.

    Healthcare



    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 Manager?

    One of the biggest challenges to reentry is just getting started. Corrections managers are advisors who help to bridge the worlds of the prison system and social service programs. This role is not be confused with a probation or a parole officer. A correctional case manager is focused on coaching the recently incarcerated individual in obtaining social services, education, affordable housing, counseling, and job training. Corrections management is a specialized field where training professionals take a direct interest in the betterment of the incarcerated’s lives.




    The Role of Community in
    Prisoner Reentry Programs



    A recently incarcerated individual can be as prepared as humanly possible for the task of integrating back into society but if there is not a community framework that is willing to accept and foster this population. For instance, recently released prisoners will need jobs. Business owners who partner with community organization to develop programs to hire these individuals are very valuable to the reentry process. The same principle can be applied to housing, health care, financial services, and nearly every other sector of business and life that those reentering society may find themselves.

    Case Management Software for Reentry Programs



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