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Prisoner Reentry Initiative (PRI)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $450,000)

The Prisoner Reentry Initiative (PRI) is designed to provide funding to state units of government to develop and implement institutional and community corrections-based offender reentry programs. The PRI strengthens urban communities characterized by large numbers of returning, nonviolent prisoners. PRI is designed to reduce recidivism by helping returning inmates find work and assess other critical services in their communities. The PRI supports strategies to deliver pre-release assessments and services, and to develop transition plans in collaboration with other justice and community-based agencies and providers for supervised and non-supervised, nonviolent offenders.

The Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) will use the grant funds in a collaborative effort with the Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN). The DOC will provide assessment and pre-release transitional planning and programming for at least 200 non-violent offenders returning to King County to prepare them to participate in community-based services provided by POCAAN.


Date Created: August 14, 2006