Mississippi Reentry Programs

Mississippi Reentry Programs

Mississippi Department of Corrections Department of corrections reentry program for the state of Mississippi.

Foundation for the Mid-South Reentry Guide – On behalf of the Mississippi Reentry Council, The Foundation for the Mid South is pleased to produce the Mississippi Reentry Guide. It is the hope of the Reentry Council that this directory will serve as a resource for those reentering communities throughout the state of Mississippi. The Reentry Council understands the many obstacles that returning ex-offenders face as they rejoin their families and neighborhoods. While these obstacles make it difficult, there are many services and resources throughout the state of Mississippi that work to make this transition successful for ex-offenders, their families, and the communities to which they are returning.

MDOC Re-Entry ProgramThe Mississippi Department of Corrections provides a re-entry program to inmates in the year before their release, giving them remedial education courses and social and job skills. The program graduates 30 inmates per month on average. They have found a recently released inmate’s chances of re-offending greatly increase if they have not found some form of employment within 45 days.

Mercy Corps Northwest Reentry Program for Women Prisoners – LIFE operates in two facilities, Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) in Wilsonville, OR, and Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) in Gig Harbor, WA. Students learn important skills for life, business, and a successful reentry to the community.  LIFE helps our students to create productive lives after release, and to establish self-sufficiency and economic stability for themselves and their families.  MCNW hopes to extend LIFE nationwide to both male and female populations by partnering with other microenterprise or reentry organizations working with the incarcerated population.

Mercy Corps Northwest Reentry Transition CenterThe RTC is here to help you, your family member or client successfully transition back into the community.

ROAR (Reentry Organizations and Resources)  ROAR is a collaboration of nonprofit, faith-based and government agencies that work as an alliance.  We coordinate existing resources in the community, catalyze collaboration and mutual learning among reentry organizations, and promote greater awareness of re-entry issues in the general public and government bodies.

Certificates of good standing – Conviction histories limit people’s housing opportunities, create barriers to successful reintegration, perpetuate the cycle of poverty and force parents to raise children in substandard housing. Mercy Corps Northwest’s Reentry Transition Center and Innovative Housing, Inc. (IHI) are engaged in a pilot program to create a Certificate of Good Standing through a grant provided by Meyer Memorial Trust to increase housing access for individuals with criminal backgrounds.

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