Reentry Programs and Services

Reentry: Removing Barriers, Building Strong Communities

Each year, more than 20,000 people return to their communities after leaving state prisons. That number will continue increasing as people complete their state or federal sentence or other court-ordered monitoring or supervision.

Reentry programs help these individuals to rebuild their lives and reintegrate back into communities by connecting them with resources from government, nonprofit and business groups. The goal is to begin supporting them before they leave incarceration so they build successful lives and be productive members of their communities.

Comprehensive reentry efforts reduce recidivism rates, enhance public safety and strengthen our local communities. North Carolina's Reentry Action Plan was developed in February 2018, with the goal of coordinating reentry planning and preparation initiatives.

Ten State Reentry Council Collaborative (SRCC) workgroups were established to make recommendations on how North Carolina citizens, governmental entities, advocacy groups, law enforcement and the judicial system and faith communities can collaboratively address reentry in our state.  The State Reentry Council Collaborative 2018 Recommendations represents the culmination of the SRCC’s work.