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About

Reentry Unit
Reentry - A Bridge to Success


Silvia Jackson
Reentry Director


More than 95 percent of offenders under the custody of DOC will return to their communities. The public is best served if offenders are not only held accountable for their actions, but also have the opportunity to become law abiding and successful members of society. The ultimate goal of Reentry is crime reduction, fewer victims, reduced state and local criminal justice costs, and most importantly, safer families and communities.

Reentry promotes offender success from admission through discharge through the application of evidence based practices.The Department’s Reentry philosophy is governed by the Reentry Business Plan and calls for the engagement of offenders as early as possible through risk assessment and case planning in the COMPAS system, treatment, and motivation for change.


Resources for community partners 
Grants-Letters of Support
Reentry Business Plan
Reentry Communications Document 2012
Reentry At-A-Glance Brochure
Recidivism Report
Fiscal Year 14 Becky Young Community Corrections Recidivism Reduction report
NIC 8 Principles of Effective Intervention
WICS Reference Guide
WICS PowerPoint
Center for Effective Public Policy Coaching packets
Resources for offenders and families 
Reentry Information for Offenders
Reentry Information for Offenders (Spanish version)
Reaching In: A Handbook for Families of Parents Incarcerated
Reaching Out: A Handbook for Parents Incarcerated
Fair Shake Reentry Resource Center
A Simple Guide to Health Insurance
A Simple Guide to Health Insurance (Spanish version)
Health Insurance Options
Health Insurance Options (Spanish version)
Related websites
NIC Reentry Clearinghouse
Colorado Briefs in Research
CSG National Reentry Resource Center
National Institute of Justice - Reentry
Sesame Street: Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration