Montana Governor Steve Bullock joined Director of Corrections Reginald D. Michael on a visit to the Riverside Correctional Facility in Boulder, Montana, in August 2017. Bullock and Michael met with current and former participants of the facility’s Recovery and Reentry program, a behavioral health program that uses vocational training and counseling to prepare women for successful reentry.
Bullock conversed with several women who had sought rehabilitation through the program. At times visibly emotional, the women credited the program with teaching them how to healthily cope with the behavioral health struggles that they said led to their past offenses.
“There’s so much shame attached to addiction,” one woman said. “And here, I just felt like I was valued for who I was as an individual.”
Recently, the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training…Read More
Policymakers, corrections officials, practitioners, and other leaders plan to commemorate Second Chance Month—celebrated throughout April—with a host of…Read More
Recently, the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, launched the Clean Slate Clearinghouse, which helps support juvenile and adult criminal record clearance.Read More
Policymakers, corrections officials, practitioners, and other leaders plan to commemorate Second Chance Month—celebrated throughout April—with a host of activities highlighting efforts to support people transitioning from prison or jail back into the community.Read More
"As a new governor, I have great respect for the innovative work that past Connecticut leaders have done to reduce our prison population and prepare people for their return to the community—all while driving crime down. But we have to build on that success. There’s far more work to be done to ensure that Connecticut is as safe and successful as possible."Read More
"Reentry means providing those in our criminal justice system with a path forward to becoming productive members of society after they have served their time. From the very beginning, America has been a land of second chances."Read More
"We all benefit when individuals leaving prison have a place to live, a chance at higher education, and a good job. Studies show that having a clear pathway to reenter society reduces recidivism. It’s good for all our citizens—and our taxpayers—if people leaving incarceration become productive members of society."Read More
"People released from the criminal justice system become our neighbors when they reenter our communities, and it’s in everyone’s best interest that they are well-positioned to become productive members of the community with dignity and opportunities to succeed."Read More