Category: Support System Resources

National Reunification Month: Keeping Families Together 

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Thanks to National Reunification Month, observed every June, there is more emphasis on the importance of keeping families together. The absence of a family member due to incarceration can be an emotional experience, and the reunion may include a mix of feelings as well. Whether welcoming back a child, parent, or partner, or trying to [...]

Find Your Path Forward: How a Mentor Can Be Your Partner in Reentry

Reentry after any period of incarceration may present challenges. You may be encountering obstacles related to having your freedom back, securing housing, finding employment, staying sober, breaking old ties, or rebuilding relationships with family and friends. Please remember, you are not alone in this process. Reentry support systems, such as mentorship, are available to equip [...]

Women in Reentry: How to Increase Your Success

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Incarcerated females experience the Criminal Justice System differently from their male counterparts. Considered the minority, females make up between 10-15% of the justice-involved population. In a setting designed to serve the majority, it’s no surprise that women are often underserved. Women are at risk for getting little to no proper health care for their unique [...]

Start the New Year with a Clean Slate – Tips to Get Organized

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The new year is a time to reflect on the past and set resolutions for a fresh start. Common New Year’s resolutions focus on health and wellness, financial stability, and organization. Take the time to assess what you will focus on, particularly for your reentry journey, and create a plan to achieve your goals. It’s [...]

How to Connect with Your Community by Volunteering

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One of the biggest challenges after incarceration is finding a meaningful way to connect with your community. Volunteer work is the perfect way to renew your place in the community while giving back, showing gratitude, and making a difference in the lives of others. Additionally, some opportunities can lead to jobs and a long-term support [...]

How to Rebuild Relationships With Family and Friends During Your Transition

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Incarceration can have lasting effects on you, your friends, and family. Oftentimes, the separation can change the family dynamic or cause friends to fall out of touch. Research suggests that individuals with social support and positive family relationships tend to have better psychological wellbeing and a more successful transition into the community. Having people in [...]

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