Reentry Programs

ASAI Reentry Programs

  • 630,000 offenders are released from prison every year, many more are released from jails
  • The problem of their recidivism has become a crisis that affects all parts of a community
  • Fewer than half of all released offenders stay out of trouble for at least 3 years after their release from prison
  • Many of these offenders commit serious and/or violent offenses while under parole supervision
  • These prisoners will have served longer sentences than ever and have fewer positive connections to their past community life, including families, employers and positive community connections

The benefits to providing good reentry services are inmates are able to return to the community with a greater chance to succeed and by providing these services a county can reduce recidivism rates.

Alternative Solutions can provided a range services including:

  • Program development and design
  • Casework and community linkage staff training
  • Linkage to employment training and job development
  • Referral to local community providers
  • Help agencies in the development of a best practice transition to community model

The following are examples of agencies that Alternative Solutions has worked with:

  • National Institute of Corrections Transition from Jail to Community Project, working with the Urban Institute team to develop a model for jail reentry programs
  • The Council of State Govements (CSG)
  • The Urban Institute
  • The Nw Hampshire Association of Counties
  • New Orleans Day Reporting Project: a partnership between the Louisiana DOC, the City of New Orleans and the Louisianan Office of Addictive Disorders
  • Norfolk County, Massachusetts
  • Dutchess County, New York
  • Sullivan County, New Hampshire
  • Santa Barbara County, California
  • Franklin County, Massachusetts
  • Hampshire County, Massachusetts
  • Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • Barnstable County, Massachusetts
  • Maryland Department of Corrections
  • Massachusetts Department of Corrections
  • Massachusetts Department of Youth Services
  • Davidson County, Tennessee
  • Several non-profit providers
  • Santa Barbara County, California
  • Douglas County, Kansas
  • The Advisory Council for the Jail Reentry Round Table Committee for the Urban Institute – working with the Urban Institute, the National Institute of Corrections and a National Advisory Group to develop a Transition from Jail to Community Model.
  • Provide reentry workshops designed to bring jails and other key stakeholders together to design and develop reentry models
  • Carroll County, New Hampshire
  • Merrimack County New Hampshire

Kevin Warwick has been developing reentry programs since the early 1980’s. and has been a consultant since 1986 Included in this are such programs as after incarceration support services, life skills and job development, transitional housing, case management services, and treatment programs. This continuum serviced 1,500 offenders each year.