Connecting offenders to community resources

Community Connections

Community Service

In each GEO Reentry Services program, an exciting and critical program called Community Connections is available to reentrants. The program provides access to valuable community resources that can help break down barriers to successful reentry. Community Connections helps create links to valuable long-term community resources as individuals begin to re-establish independence and citizenship.

As part of Community Connections, specialists from the community visit GEO Reentry programs to share valuable information about food and housing, health services, education, employment, proper identification, legal support, family classes, wellness, substance abuse and more. Many reentrants are not aware of the valuable and helpful community-based resources available to them, many of which are free or have reduced cost. GEO Reentry staff stay up to date on available local services and opportunities in a resource manual available to all program participants. Community Connections is a critical element in helping individuals overcome the challenges of returning to the community by connecting them with pro-social associates and resources.