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 Rhode Island ReEntry Programs
Working under the guidance of Governor Carcieri’s Steering Committee on Prisoner Reentry (established through Executive Order 04-02) RI has initiated a comprehensive approach to offender reentry. This approach, facilitated with technical assistance from the National Institute of Corrections, represents the combined efforts of the Department of Corrections, the state legislature, numerous other state agencies, local governments, law enforcement and countless community agencies
The OpenDoors reentry program uses a holistic approach to support offenders as they prepare to leave prison, return home, and stabilize in the community. The agency’s programs include discharge planning within Men’s Minimum Security, policy and advocacy on criminal justice issues, our one-stop Resource Center, and our Employment Program. OpenDoors programs seek to ameliorate the condition of the poor and promote economic self-sufficiency by improving job-readiness, addressing barriers to employment, and teaching job-retention skills.
We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to transition women who are homeless and recently released from prison back into society. We provide case management and an array of programs throughout our network of transitional residences, individual apartments, and permanent supportive housing.
Prisoner Reentry Initiative
The Prisoner Reentry Initiative (PRI), which is administered by the U.S. Department of Justice, provides funding to state and local governments to develop and implement institutional and community corrections-based female offender reentry programs. The PRI strengthens urban communities characterized by large numbers of returning offenders. The program is designed to help prevent ex-convicts from returning to a life of crime by helping them find work and providing them access to critical services in their communities.