ReEntry Programs help ex-offenders and felons on probation get jobs, find housing and network with others who may be in a similar situation. Some Re-entry programs may also be associated with religious and spiritual organizations.
A reentry program may be run by a state government, a local nonprofit or even for profit entity and they vary widely in the assistance they can provide.
List of Mississippi ReEntry Programs
Mississippi Department of Corrections
The mission of the Mississippi Department of Corrections is to enhance public safety by providing secure facilities and effective post-release supervision for offenders and ensuring a safe and professional work environment for staff while bringing accountability, innovation, and fiscal responsibility to the citizens of Mississippi.
Foundation for the Mid-South Reentry Guide
This guide is intended to provide essential information and resources about services to ex-offenders and those that support them. Our goal is to ensure that those leaving incarceration will have an easier and more successful transition back into their community. We hope this directory will reach the many individuals throughout Mississippi that need this information.
MDOC Re-Entry Program
The Mississippi Department of Corrections also provides a re-entry program to inmates in the year before their release, giving them remedial education courses and social and job skills. The program graduates 30 inmates per month on average.
Mercy Corps Northwest Reentry Transition Center
The RTC has several goals:
Assist formerly incarcerated individuals in connecting with communities by providing for their immediate needs and navigation to essential services. Foster safer and more stable communities for everyone by increasing the rate of successful reintegration. Promote systemic change in how we approach reentry by incorporating coordinated community-based resources. Provide evidence-based best practices that prove the cost effectiveness of our approach
Reentry Organizations and Resources
MCNW is the U.S. economic development office of Mercy Corps, the Portland-based international relief and development agency. Mercy Corps Northwest is the assumed business name for the 501(C)3 non-profit, Mercy Enterprise Corporation, established in 1998. The organization was incorporated in the State of Oregon on 3/16/2001, received nonprofit status on 6/17/02 and is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).
New Way Mississippi
1. Restoration of individuals and families who have been torn apart and disenfranchised due to drug and/or alcohol abuse, incarceration, unemployment, homelessness and other social and economic conditions. 2. Empowerment of our targeted population through education, training, and informing them of resources and opportunities which will help break the cycle of negative affects in their families and communities. 3. Prevention of negative, self destructive behavior including the use of tobacco, alcoholic beverages, illicit drugs, teen pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Parole 2 Pride (p2p)
Paroled2Pride is pleased to offer hospitality industry skills training courses using American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) programs. AHLEI is the certifying body for the hospitality industry, and the programs we offer lead to industry-recognized credentials through AHLEI.