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Community Re Entry

Prisoner reentry continues to be a high priority for practitioners and policymakers all over the country. While campaigning for the presidency, one of the themes then-candidate Barack Obama touched on was the state of black families. Black men represent the largest prison population. “Prisoner re-entry has an enormous impact on the safety, health, and economy of our communities.” Governor Kathleen Sebelius.

“We’ve got a broken corrections system. It needs to be reinvented, much as we found with welfare in the 1990s. Recidivism rates are too high and create too much of a financial burden on states without protecting public safety.” U.S. Senator Sam Brownback

An Ex-offender Reentry Program is under development within MCRC The program’s goal are: to reintegrate former prisoners into the community, reduce prison recidivism, and improve public safety through addressing the educational, employment, healthcare, housing, and family relationship needs of prisoners re-entering society by providing support and connection to needed services in the community after prisoners have been released.