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 Vermont ReEntry Programs
Vermont Department of Corrections
An important part of building a safe, resilient community is to provide accountability and support for people returning from prison so they can live healthy, productive and crime-free lives.
Brattleboro Community Justice Center Prisoner Re-entry/COSA
The Brattleboro Community Justice Center is committed to helping improve the reentry process of serious offenders returning to our community after being incarcerated. In partnership with the Vermont Department of Corrections, and area service providers, we have developed this program in an effort to improve the process and reduce the known barriers to successful reentry.
Burlington Offender Re-Entry Housing Program
To assist both incarcerated and community-based offenders (under high-level Department of Corrections (DOC) supervision) with housing placement. The Offender Re-entry Housing Specialists (ORHS) coordinate with staff at correctional facilities and local probation/parole offices to provide program participants with the smoothest transition into housing possible.
Restorative Justice Re-entry Initiatives
Prison Fellowship International was founded in 1979 by Charles Colson to serve prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families outside the United States. It is active in over 125 countries, working through chartered affiliates that employ hundreds of staff and engage with tens of thousands of volunteers.
Returning Offenders Reentry Program in Vermont Modeled after Canadian Program
Vermont’s Re-entry Program and other restorative justice programs help protect former inmates and communities by making reintegration successful, preventing further crimes and victims.
Vermont Association of Business Industry and Rehabilitation
VABIR is the Vermont Association of Business, Industry and Rehabilitation, a statewide private non-profit agency working to assist Vermonters, who face barriers to employment, in finding gainful employment.