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Wisconsin Tribal Community Reintegration Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $287,200)

The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of people who are released from prison and jail into communities and the subsequent challenges communities face as offenders attempt to reintegrate into society. The Second Chance Act Prisoner Reentry Initiative provides funding to state and local governments and federally recognized Indian tribes for demonstration projects to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of individuals who have been incarcerated. Funded demonstration projects will use validated and dynamic assessment tools to determine the risks and needs of offenders.

Projects will provide offenders in prisons or jails with all necessary services to facilitate reentry into the community. In addition, the projects will develop procedures to ensure that dangerous felons are not released from prison prematurely and provide services that address treatment needs and protect communities against dangerous offenders Allowable uses of funds to enhance a successful transition include: pre-release assessment and case planning, mentoring, housing, education, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, services to enhance family reunification, job training and readiness, and post-release case management and supervision.

Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin will use the FY 2010 Second Chance Act Prisoner Reentry Initiative for the Wisconsin Tribal Community Reintegration Program. The reentry program will work with offenders from all correctional institutions within the state of Wisconsin. The primary goals of the program will be to serve 100 eligible individuals over three years, decrease the five year recidivism rate for American Indians, decrease the one year revocation rate for American Indians and provide a seamless transition for adult ex-offenders from the Wisconsion prison system to their tribal community.


Date Created: September 7, 2010