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Wyoming Reentry Initiative

Award Information

Award #
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

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 Wyoming Department of Corrections will use the FY 2007 PRI award to fund programming and transitional services to meet the needs of high risk offenders under the authority of the State of Wyoming. The FY 2007 PRI award will provide funding to hire additional staff support, curricula and staff training to supplement existing programs and implement new evidence-based programs. The award also will provide funding to assist in the development and implementation of individualized case plans for participants. The case plans will address each participant's criminogenic risks/needs to facilitate a successful reintegration into society.


Date Created: September 9, 2007