The Programming Division believes reentry planning begins on day one of incarceration. The prospect of securing housing, employment, health care, and a myriad of tiny tasks such as obtaining vital documents can be daunting, particularly for those who have been out of the labor market for a number of years.
The Programming Reentry Team prepares returning citizens with the skills, connections and opportunities the will need to successfully reenter their communities. Connecting returning citizens prior to their release with Workforce Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Services and other community stakeholders provides opportunities to access services while reducing barriers to successful reentry. The Programming Reentry Team collaborates with the AP&P Reentry Team to help provide as many resources as possible to our returning citizens. The Programming Reentry Team also assists returning citizens in securing the following:
Medicaid provides comprehensive healthcare as well as behavioral health treatment, such as psycho-therapy and counseling, mental and behavioral health inpatient service, and substance use disorder treatment.
Vital documents such as birth certificates and social security cards.