Evidence-based treatment to reduce recidivism

Residential Reentry

GEO Reentry offers residential programming to support correctional agencies looking for an effective, secure, and structured transition to community life. Through wide-ranging and complementary services that include temporary housing, monitoring and transitional services, GEO Reentry works to return responsible, productive men and women to their families and communities. GEO Reentry’s residential programs are safe and secure and include closed-circuit security cameras, an electronic sign in/out system, 24-hour custodial care and ongoing drug and alcohol testing. Reentrants may reside in a residential reentry center for 30 to 180 days.

As a measure of quality, GEO Reentry residential reentry centers have also received accreditation from the American Correctional Association, and the program integrates easily with electronic monitoring and home detention.

Program elements:

  • Motivational Interviewing. A cognitive-behavioral strategy initially developed to work with substance abusers, this communication style avoids confrontation and arguing, instead using open-ended questions, affirmations and reflective listening.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Treatment. Meetings with case managers to discuss violations and status, update the individual’s treatment plan if necessary, and learn cognitive behavioral skills in the form of short, practical exercises to make positive change.
  • Life Skills. These sessions cover topics relevant to many reentrants, including anger management and substance abuse issues. Reentrants learn strategies for dealing with others, methods of de-escalation and more.
  • Substance Abuse Counseling. Addiction can play a large in role in whether reentrants successfully reenter their communities. GEO Reentry staff work with individuals in the program to overcome their substance abuse issues through group sessions and counseling.
  • Employment Readiness. Skills learned will help individuals understand the process of planning for a career, including identifying aptitudes and interest.
  • Community Connections. This program links reentrants with local community resources to help stabilize their lives. As part of this program, individuals attend regular presentations from local service providers such as employment, housing, and mental health treatment agencies, faith-based organizations, and vocational/technical schools and programs.
  • Location Monitoring. For reentrants who are sentenced to electronic monitoring, GEO Reentry easily integrates monitoring services with the resident’s individual plan.