Reentry is the process of transition that should begin at the offender’s earliest point of entry into prison, probation or at pre-sentence guided by offender assessment and evidenced based interventions.
Reentry is a process to provide effective opportunities for offenders to achieve positive change (GDC vision) and to be a more pro-social contributor to society.
Reentry is a process to promote public safety through collaborative partnerships that reflects a seamless system that ensures all returning offenders are law abiding, productive community citizens.
Reentry's mission is to establish effective methods that permeate all levels of affected agencies and organizations to reduce recidivism through collaborative partnerships that support offender transition to the community.
Goals of Reentry
- To build individual capacity of the offender to be a productive member of his/her family and community
- To link offenders to program services necessary for successful transition and reentry into the community
- To increase the community and correctional capacity to address the offender’s needs and identify community resources to match assessed needs
- To enhance public safety by reducing recidivism among the formerly incarcerated population
- To promote public safety through collaborative partnerships that support offender transition to the community
Reentry initiatives include:
- Georgia Reentry Impact Project (GRIP)
- In-House Transitional Centers (ITC)
- Reentry Partnership Housing
- Day Reporting Centers
- Community Impact Programs
- Reentry Pre-Release Handbook and Curriculum
- Faith and Character Based Dorms
- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Inst. Inmate College Program
- Volunteers and Mentors
- Grace Village
- Social Security on-line benefit application Program
- Veterans Administration
- Fatherhood Program
- Community Coalitions
For more information contact:
B.J. Blair, Reentry Coordinator
Georgia Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 1529
Forsyth, GA 31029