This page offers strategies and resources to reconnect individuals returning home from prison to their families and neighborhoods through employment, education, health and social services in the Dane County community. The resource guides attached below give a basic overview on how to approach and prepare for re-entry from prison for you or for a loved one.
guides for re-entry into the community
Guide to Re-entry Planning for Prisoners Living with Mental Illnesses: A sample discharge plan that includes considerations on how to reach out to community organizations and resources to make the transition smoother.
- Dane County Re-entry services: Provides an extensive list of services(employment, housing, therapy) available for returning citizens in our county.
Re-entry service directories for each state with resources that help you with housing, jobs, health care and other needs can be found here.
2-1-1 Wisconsin works to connect individuals to community-based health and human services information and resources.
Madison Area Urban Ministry has a Journey Home program dedicated to help individuals newly released from prison overcome common barriers
The Myth Buster fact sheet series from the Federal Interagency Re-entry Council lays out the programs that help people with re-entry.
Take Charge of Your Future is a guide to services and educational opportunities from the U.S. Department of Education.
Wisconsin Re-entry Overview provides important information regarding re-entry for the community, offenders, and families.