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Promoting Reentry Success through Increased Access to Social Security Benefits

American jail association AJAThis publication from the American Jail Association examines how jails across the United States are implementing the Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) model, which is designed to help people who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness and have serious mental illnesses with access to Social Security Administration disability benefits.

The brief shows how the integration of the SOAR model in jail settings is showing promising results for reducing recidivism by connecting eligible people reentering the community with income supports, helping set them on a path towards stability and recovery.