Day Reporting Center, Londer Learning Center, Community Service, Transitional Services
Transition Services Unit
The Transition Services Unit (TSU ) provides a comprehensive system of services designed to prepare, equip, and sustain an offender upon their release from prison, jail or treatment.
TSU’s primary focus is on offenders with special needs including mentally, developmentally and physically disabled, elderly, and predatory sex offenders.
TSU services include, however not limited to the following:
Prioritize; locate and access safe and suitable housing for recently released offenders
Identify and make initial appointment for medical and/or mental health and substance abuse treatment
First appointment for federal and state benefits; monitor progress until benefits are received
Self Sufficiency Supports including working with voc rehab, Londer Learning Center and other employment programs
Provide clothing vouchers for work clothes
Case coordination and Community Services connection
TSU Client Snapshot:
Mental Health – 35%
Sex Offenders – 62%
History of Violence – 21%
Cognitive Challenged – 12%
Medical – 15%
A/D – 85%
Subsidy Process: Before Release
Subsidy Process: After Release
Disabled or Aged Inmates Where do I start?
Case Staffing Guide
Housing for Released Offenders
The Transition Services Unit has found that their program has corroborated research that finds that offenders who have access to supportive services and housing upon leaving incarceration are less likely to recidivate and have a greater like likelihood of employment.
TSU data shows that while the overall abscond rate among high-risk offenders is 15 percent, abscond rate of offenders in TSU is three times less at 5 percent.
TSU data also shows 87 percent of high risk, high need offenders were able to move into stable housing, obtain employment, completes their GED and/or obtains entitlements if eligible .