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 Washington ReEntry Programs
Correctional Industries (CI) is a unique blend of business and government, using private industry tools and techniques to provide a public service. Operations within the state correctional facilities are supported by sales to state agencies, county and local governments, and not-for-profit organizations.
4people.org – Ex-offender
The Employment Security Department’s (ESD) Offender Employment Services (OES) in collaboration with the Department of Corrections (DOC) provided excel spreadsheets of reentry resources in each county three years ago.
AARP Foundation WorkSearch
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families — such as health care, employment and income security, and protection from financial abuse.
ACLU of Washington’s new Criminal Records Project
The ACLU of Washington’s Second Chances Project provides direct legal services to individuals who want to reduce the barriers posed by criminal records. We also provide resources and community education on criminal records issues.
CSOSA’s Transitional Intervention for Parole Supervision (TIPS)
CSOSA’s Transitional Intervention for Parole Supervision (TIPS) Team assesses returning inmates for risk of re-offending and need for services. The TIPS Team works prinicipally with parolees and supervised released offenders who transition through a Community Corrections Center (CCC) (commonly referred to as a halfway house) operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. (Since December 2001, D.C. offenders serve their time in federal prisons.)
DC Central Kitchen Culinary Job Training Program
DC Central Kitchen’s mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities. We believe we will never feed our way out of hunger, because hunger is a symptom of the deeper problem of poverty.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
As a Department we are tied together by a single mission: to transform lives. Each administration within DSHS has a refined focus on this mission.
Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and our membership growth was minimal during our initial twenty years as an organization.
National Transitional Jobs Network
Heartland Alliance’s National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity (NI) is dedicated to ending chronic unemployment and poverty. We believe that every person deserves the opportunity to succeed in work and support themselves and their families. Employment fulfills individuals, strengthens families, builds communities, and is fundamental to a prosperous America.
Online Lawyer Reentry Program
Welcome to the Office of Online Education at the American University Washington College of Law. Our goal is to enable selected course offerings and programs to be available to a worldwide audience, anytime anywhere.
Oxford Houses of Washington State
Oxford House is a concept in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. In its simplest form, an Oxford House describes a democratically run, self-supporting and drug free home. Parallel to this concept lies the organizational structure of Oxford House, Inc. This publicly supported, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation is the umbrella organization which provides the network connecting all Oxford Houses and allocates resources to duplicate the Oxford House concept where needs arise.
The Ahtanum View Work Release is a co-ed 60-bed facility, housing 52 males and 8 females. Programs include substance use disorder treatment, family and personal counseling, and anger management counseling.
The Joyce Foundation’s Transitional Jobs Reentry Demonstration Project
The Joyce Foundation’s Transitional Jobs Reentry Demonstration is testing strategies to help former prisoners find and keep jobs and stay out of prison.
Transition from Prison to Community Initiative
The National Institute of Corrections’ (NIC) Transition from Prison to Community Initiative (TPCI) will help states improve offenders’ transition from prison to communities, thereby increasing public safety, reducing recidivism and new victimization, and making better use of scarce resources in correctional facilities and communities.
UW Women’s Center Re-Entry Program
The Women’s Center’s Re-Entry Program for returning students provides assistance to dozens of women each year seeking assistance as they re-enter the academic environment, and in dealing with complex family and financial issues.
Veteran’s Incarcerated Reintegration Project
The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs helps connect veterans and their family members to the benefits and services they earned through their military service.
Washington Bonding Program
This program provides, at no cost to the employer or applicant, individual fidelity bonds to employers for applicants who are, or may be, denied coverage by commercial carriers because of their at-risk status. The fidelity bonds issued by the WBP function as an employer job-hire incentive.
Washington County Reentry Council
The Washington County Reentry Council is a community-based coalition of individuals, organizations and agencies working together to help the justice-involved successfully reenter society.
Welcome Home Re-Entry Program
The Welcome Home Re-Entry Program is a mentoring program for people being released from prison into Montgomery, Prince Georges and DC County. The program serves people of all faith and of no faith. Volunteer mentors are recruited from religious and civic organizations and are asked to commit for at least a year.
Workforce Development Website
Workforce Development for the Western District of Washington is dedicated to providing career assistance to U.S. Pretrial and Probation clients in obtaining meaningful employment, thus improving the likelihood of job retention and reducing the rate of recidivism.