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 South Dakota ReEntry Programs
South Dakota Department of Corrections
In statute, the purpose of the corrections commission is to assist the Department of Corrections in examining criminal justice issues and developing initiatives to address problems in corrections and the criminal justice system. State law requires the Corrections Commission to undertake a continuing study of criminal justice issues in South Dakota, which may include a review of current felonies, felony sentences, sentencing options, practices, programs, trends and initiatives.
Hope Center Re-Entry Program
The HOPE Center was established in 2010 as an outreach project of First United Methodist Church in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota. Initial planning for the project was driven by an expressed need of those living in poverty and/or without homes, neighborhood churches and businesses, and other non-profit agencies to have a day center in Rapid City that would be able to provide basic day services in the downtown area.
Pennington County Health & Human Services Rebound Program
The purpose of Health and Human Services County Economic Assistance is to provide emergency assistance for individuals who meet the eligibility criteria as outlined in the Pennington County-approved guidelines and state statutes.
Rapid City Offender Re-Entry Program
With the goal of reducing recidivism this position serves as liaison among corrections, including correctional facilities, State Community. Transitions Program, parole and day reporting centers and local service providing agencies regarding offenders who are returning to the community from state prison and/or are already in the community under post release supervision, who require assistance reintegrating into the community.
Teen Challenge of Dakota (TCD) Reentry Program
The Re-Entry phase of the TCD program is the last 6 months of the total 16 month program. Students in the Re-Entry phase are assisted in job searching and aquiring full-time employment.