Phase One—Pre & Post Release Mentoring

The most successful outcomes occur when programs and supports start several months prior to release and continue in the community settings. Phase One is institution-based program designed to prepare incarcerated individuals to re-enter society.  

Reentry Ready provides pre-and post-release one on one and group mentoring.

Upon release most inmates have few resources at their disposal. Most do not have a high level of formal education or any solid job prospects. Connecting inmates to community based programs that provide housing, transportation, substance misuse and/or mental health treatments are critical for successful reentry. It is also essential that inmates have mentors — who can be a much needed positive influence in their lives.

Pre-release Mentoring

Reentry Ready’s goal is to establish a trusting relationship and our focus is on rehabilitative needs of mentees for successful re-entry.

  • Tutors for GED or ABE classes
  • Computer Literacy
  • Employment assistance – Resume building, Job search assistance, Mock interview
  • 12-step classes to set recovery goals in and out of prison
  • Emotional well being thorough Meditation and Yoga
  • Identification Cards
  • Benefit applications
  • Families and individual responsibility
  • Rental properties and tenant ship
  • Work release and continued mentoring

Post-release Mentoring

Additional six months of mentoring as they return into our communities

  • Provide emotional support
  • Meet immediate needs such as clothing, toiletry
  • Support on job search
  • Regular 12-step meetings
  • Transportation assistance