2010 Middle District PSN Training (09-30-10)


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Community-Based Prisoner Re-Entry Solutions That Work

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2010 Middle District PSN Training (09-30-10)

  1. 1. Community-Based Prisoner Re-entry Solutions That Work Project Re-entry is made possible through a partnership between the Criminal Justice Department of Northwest Piedmont Council of Governments & Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, Inc & ReDirections of Rockingham County, Inc & Tri County Industries
  2. 2. What is Project Re-entry? Our Mission: To establish a coordinated system of pre- and post- release services for offenders between the NC Dept. of Correction, community resource agencies, the One Stop systems, faith-based initiatives, employers, community residents and formerly incarcerated persons to improve reintegration for formerly incarcerated persons, reduce criminal justice costs and increase public safety.
  3. 3. The Problem…….Disconnect on All Fronts Department of Correction Community Historically
  4. 4. What is Project Re-entry?  2001 – Originated as a community – DOC partnership  2003 - NC Governor’s Crime Commission Project Re-entry became the first and remains the only pre- and post-release prisoner reentry program in North Carolina. Fill gaps that community resources have historically had when providing services to formerly incarcerated persons.
  5. 5. Key to our Success………Partnerships Linking Resources  One Stop System (JobLink)  Local Substance Abuse & Mental Health Providers  Division of Vocational Rehabilitation  Department of Social Services  Employment Security Commission  Volunteers  Local Law Enforcement  Workforce Development  Public Transportation  Transitional Housing
  6. 6. It’s Not Just Another Program  Division of Community Correction  Community Residents  Division of Prisons  Formerly Incarcerated Persons  Community College System  Child Support Enforcement  Health Department  Family Services  Community Resource Councils  Churches and Faith Based Initiatives  Goodwill Industries of NW NC  Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Uniting Efforts
  7. 7. Key Components  Pre-Release Programming  Pre-to-Post-Release Programming  Post-Only Programming  Community & Employer Outreach
  8. 8. Community Outreach…….Inside  Transition Realities  Attitude in Reintegration  Job Search & Readiness Skills  Accessing Resources  Coping with Societal Changes  Self Esteem Pre-Release Networking Up to 18 months before release
  9. 9. Stop Getting in Your Own Way Attitude No Pity Parties Being Accountable Working Against the “System” Face the consequences of the choices that you made Meeting Your Responsibilities Supervision requirements Child support
  10. 10. Post-Release Services Immediate Engagement – Referrals from the Community  Case Management Support - 1 year or more post release  Job Readiness & Job Retention Classes  Interview Techniques  Resume’ Development  Drug Screening  Assisted Job Search/Placement  Vocational/Educational Services  Counseling Services  Personal Assistance Services Single Portal of Entry
  11. 11. Alamance Alexander Alleghany Anson Ashe Avery Beaufort Bertie Bladen Brunswick Buncombe Burke Cabarrus Caldwell Carteret Caswell Catawba Chatham Cherokee Cleveland Columbus Craven Cumberland DareDavidson Davie Duplin Edgecombe Forsyth Franklin Gaston Gates Graham Granville Greene Guilford Halifax Harnett Haywood Henderson Hertford Hoke Hyde Iredell Jackson Johnston Jones Lee Lenoir Lincoln McDowell Macon Madison Martin Mecklenburg Mitchell M ontgom ery Moore Nash New Hanover Northampton Onslow Orange Pamlico Pender Person Pitt Polk Randolph Richmond Robeson Rockingham Rowan Rutherford Sampson Scotland Stanly Stokes Surry Swain Transylvania Tyrrell Union Vance Wake Warren Washington Watauga Wayne Wilkes Wilson Yadkin Yancey Pasquotank Perquimans Chowan Currituck Camden Clay DOC and Community Working Together Western Region Piedmont Region Central Region Eastern Region South Central Region Durham County Expansion July 1, 2009 County Expansion July 1, 2008 County Expansion July 1, 2007 Pilot County and Facility July 1, 2003 Current Pre-Release Facilities • Buncombe Correctional Center • Caswell Correctional Center • Craggy Correctional Center • Dan River Prison Work Farm • Davidson Correctional Center • Forsyth Correctional Center • Fountain Correctional Center for Women • Greene Correctional Institution • Greene Correctional Institution • Guilford Correctional Center (closed 10/09) • North Piedmont Correctional Center for Women • Piedmont Correctional Institution • Piedmont Correctional Institution Minimum • Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women • Wilkes Correctional Center Current Pre-Release Facilities Greene
  12. 12. Meeting the needs of all involved in a unified approach PSN Project Re-entry
  13. 13.  Both Projects have similar goals which include:  Improve the reintegration for formerly incarcerated persons  Increase public safety  Both Projects work with the same people, except:  Over 80% of NC releases are not supervised  Many who may qualify to be notified, are not eligible because they are not on supervision Why Combine Efforts?
  14. 14.  Established a PSN-Reentry Subcommittee  Applied the David Kennedy’s violence reduction focused deterrence model  Used nine sites within the PSN Middle District of NC since 1998 including High Point  Focused on chronic offenders, gangs and youth group related robberies to reduce violence in drug markets (Drug Market  Intervention (DMI))  Integrate with Project Re-entry Programming  Established pre-release programming in pilot prison facility since 2003  Earned immediate post-release services from both programs How We Did It
  15. 15. PSN-Reentry Inside Notification Criteria for selection:  Felon Charges not convictions  Ages 18-30 - Anything above the age of 30 would be on a case-by-case basis  Violent Crime Charge - With robbery as the key charge  Gun charge/or use - If a gun was used somewhere in their criminal charge history  Gang Association/Security Threat – If they are or not  Up to 18 months prior to release  Being released to a county that has a PSN and Project Re-entry presence
  16. 16. Inside Notification Feature Presentation
  17. 17. Contact Information Rebecca Sauter, Director & Co-Founder rsauter@nwpcog.org 336-748-4666 Visit our website at: www.nwpcog.org/criminaljustice Brent Bailey, Project Re-entry Employment Specialist bbailey@goodwillnwnc.org (336) 667-0889