Reentry Planning to Support Post-Release Engagement and Retention in Community Treatment

Presented in collaboration with Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, this webinar discusses how jurisdictions can link multiple systems to increase participation and retention in community treatment.


This is the second webinar in the webinar series: Best Practices for Engaging and Retaining Formerly Incarcerated Individuals in Community Substance Abuse Treatment. One of the most common challenges professionals in the reentry field face is post-incarceration client engagement and retention in community treatment services. Research suggests that people who are engaged in community treatment following incarceration will experience better recovery outcomes and a reduced likelihood to recidivate. The five-part webinar series focuses on best practices for engaging and retaining clients in community substance abuse treatment, including effective transition planning and case management and effective strategies for linking clients to community treatment and partnering with probation and parole. The first webinar in the series, Creating a Strong Foundation for Effective Connections to Community Substance Abuse Treatment, was held on April 30, 2013. A recording and presentation materials can be found here.