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Going Home Prepared North

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $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 offenders. The PRI is designed to reduce recidivism by helping returning offenders find work and assess other critical services in their communities. The PRI supports strategies to deliver pre- and post-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 offenders.

The Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) has partnered with local agencies in Carson City and the counties of Washoe, Lynn and Douglas to form the Going Home Prepared'North program. The NDOC will use the FY 2007 Prisoner Re-entry Initiative (PRI) grant to fund Going Home Prepared'North to extend current re-entry services to prisoners in Northern Nevada.

Going Home Prepared'North will have an institutional component (Phase I), a community component (Phase II) and an evaluation process. The institutional component will consist of assessment, programming that addresses the inmate's criminogenic needs, pre-release planning assistance, and connection to direct services. The community component will consist of community supervision, including the use of intermediate sanctions; direct services to offenders; on-going case management; and re-assessment of the participant. The evaluation portion will assess the methods and process of Going Home Prepared'North and the effectiveness of the effort.


Date Created: August 20, 2007