To enhance public safety by reducing offender recidivism

  • Statewide strategic approach to create safer neighborhoods through the delivery of a seamless plan of prisoner re-entry services. All services are delivered in collaboration with state and local agencies to provide the tools necessary for returning citizens to transition into the community successfully.
  • Served 77 retuning St. Clair County Citizens FY ‘23
  • Of those served, 42 received transitional housing services, and 28 received public transportation assistance. seven received behavioral health assistance, 12 received assistance with getting ID, nine received food assistance, and 32 received clothing assistance, 10 received employment services, including assistance in obtaining tools or other necessary work-related items.
  • Region-wide (seven counties), our job placement rate was 48%, and job retention (12 months or longer at the same job) was 44%. The region-wide return to prison rate dropped by 2% to 18.3%.

Contact person: Robert Esselink, Catholic Charities