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.
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
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