You may ask yourself “Where do I begin?” Reentry plans look different for each person, but there are some necessary steps everyone needs to get started. Use the information below as a checklist to begin your reentry journey.
Identification documentation is necessary for most aspects of life – to secure employment and housing, apply for benefits, access treatment, and much more. This is often the first step in the transition from incarceration to the community. Learn about the importance of each document and ways to obtain them for your state.
Appropriate housing may be difficult to find due to requirements and background information needed. There are options including federal housing opportunities for low-income families, and halfway houses to help you through early sobriety. Learn about the different housing options and find one that works best for you.
If you do not have your own car or bike, there are options to help you get around. Public transportation is a cost-effective option, but it varies from state to state. Learn about public transportation in your area.
Incarceration of any length may leave you with little to re-build. Download the guide below to start setting the foundation to your financial future.
Everyone has access to healthcare and it’s important to understand which coverage plans the government provides and your eligibility. Discover the three types of coverage and enroll in the right plan for you.
Expungement + Legal Aid
It’s important to obtain your criminal records and knows of restrictions you may face when you apply for housing, government aid, and employment. You can help yourself by correcting mistakes on your record.
Sobriety is one of the most important aspects of successful reentry, and oftentimes the transition from incarceration to the community can trigger a relapse. It’s important to pinpoint treatment programs and support groups that can help you maintain sobriety.