Reentry Programs and Services

Reentry: Removing Barriers, Building Strong Communities

In 2017, more than 20,000 people returned to their communities after leaving state prisons. That number will continue to increase, along with the number of people who are leaving federal prison or completing some form of court-ordered monitoring or supervision. The reentry process entails supporting these individuals as they work to rebuild their lives and reintegrate into their communities. These supports include a coalition of resources from government, nonprofit, and business communities to address key reentry issues. The goal of successful reentry is to support individuals beginning before they leave incarceration so they have the support and tools they need to continue to build successful lives and remain 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.