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PDOC Offender Reentry Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $449,000)

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 Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PDOC) will use the grant funds to support a new parole manager and a transitional care manager, who will develop individual transition plans for participants at both Graterford and Muncy State Correctional Facilities. The transitional plans will include continuity of care needs identified through the assessment and programming process. The grant funds will also be used to provide training to the PDOC on the Changing Offender Behavior (COB) Program.


Date Created: August 31, 2006