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IDOC : Road to Re-Entry

The Road to Re-entry

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Re-entry Begins on Day One

From an offender’s first day, the Indiana Department of Correction begins the process of re-entry by providing solution-based re-entry programs that aim to successfully reintegrate each released offender back into his or her community. By focusing on the vital areas of character, education, employment, family, health, and housing, programs provided by the DOC focus on breaking down any barriers to re-entry, while still promoting public safety.

Each year, the IDOC releases over 20,000 offenders back into their communities. Our goal is to prepare offenders to lead productive lives and equip them to integrate back into society, while still ensuring that public safety remains a top priority. Successful re-entry requires coordinating a variety of resources, programs, and agencies. By engaging in active dialogues and working with both the public and private sectors, we can achieve the ultimate goal of reducing recidivism.

Everyone plays a key role in supporting the transition of individuals from prison to the community. By partnering with communities on the vital issue of re-entry, the IDOC can best reduce high recidivism rates and lower the costly cycle of incarceration, release, and return. It is time to make a change, and the Indiana Department of Correction invites you to be a part of the solution. Let’s help offenders successfully re-enter their communities, since after all, re-entry is everyone’s business.