Reentry Services 101: What Homeless Service Providers Need to Know

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Webinar | September 15, 2016

Files: Slides - Re-entry 101 for Homeless Service Providers (PDF) Video - Re-entry 101 for Homeless Service Providers (MP4)

People returning to the community from jail or prison, or those who have criminal records, often face numerous barriers to securing safe, stable, affordable housing. Housing is vital to successful reentry and for efforts to end homelessness. When homeless service providers understand how the criminal justice system works they can develop more effective partnerships and better serve people who are experiencing homelessness or those who are at risk. In this webinar, experts from the criminal justice system covered:

  1. Basics on the criminal justice system and reentry and how they intersect with homeless service systems
  2. Typical pre-release services and discharge planning
  3. How community supervision works
  4. How homeless service providers can work better with their local criminal justice and reentry providers