Massachusetts ReEntry Programs

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 Massachusetts ReEntry Programs

Dismas House

Dismas House is a supportive community that provides transitional housing and services to former prisoners and real-life educational opportunities to students from area colleges, and from througout the US and the world!

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Massachusetts Department of Corrections

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Boston Reentry Initiative (BRI)

An interagency public safety initiative to help incarcerated violent adult offenders transition back to their neighborhoods following release from jail through mentoring, social service assistance, and vocational development.

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Court Assisted Recovery Effort (C.A.R.E)

The Court Assisted Recovery Effort helps Defendants to create and to maintain sober, employed and law abiding lives. Success in the program promotes both public safety and the rehabilitation of the defendant.

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Gavin Foundation Re-Entry Program

Reflecting its strong roots in helping ex-offenders re-integrate into society, Gavin Foundation works with the Massachusetts Parole Board to provide re-entry services for men and women leaving prisons and jails and on parole in the Boston and Greater Boston area.

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Massachusetts Department of Justice

The Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program plays an integral role in the prisoner reentry/reintegration programs at four county correctional facilities across the District, as well as juvenile reentry initiatives.

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National HIRE Network Massachusetts

Established by the Legal Action Center in 2001, the National Helping Individuals with criminal records Re-enter through Employment (H.I.R.E.) Network is both a national clearinghouse for information and an advocate for policy change.

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Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department

A multi-law enforcement agency collaborative focusing on selected high-risk male offenders between the ages of 17-30 who are most likely to recidivate. Inmates are given community mentors and case managers to assist them throughout their sentence and transition back into the community. Offenders also participate in a job skills workshop to provide them with employment and a resume.

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Wyman Community Reentry Program

The Homeless Services Bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission operates the Wyman Re-entry Center, a 90-day residential substance abuse recovery program for men involved in the court system. The Wyman Re-entry Center provides services twenty-four hours a day, seven days per week.

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