Upon returning to their communities, people leaving prison or jail confront a world that wants little to do with them, educational and employment prospects that are dimmed by having a criminal record, and little in the way of resources and support.
This is even truer for people with substance use conditions. The effects of incarceration don’t end once someone is released. Without access to services and support, people leaving prison or jail will have a rough time building successful lives post-release.
At RIH we are seeing how these critical connections are re-building families and saving lives.
- One-on-one support while in jail
- One-on-one support in the community
- Various peer support groups in the community