Reentry Services

Reentry is the release planning process all offenders will go through including the continuation of services from the Institution to the community. The goal of reentry is to increase public safety and reduce recidivism by developing a release plan that best fits the offender’s needs. This is achieved through the prioritized provision and coordination of services necessary to facilitate a seamless transition of an offender from an Institution to the community. This process starts when the individual enters the Institution and continues when they are released into the community. Release planning includes several aspects such as treatment, housing, supervision, employment, education, healthcare, and other services. By assessing the individual’s risk for recidivism and treatment needs, a comprehensive transition plan will be developed. By assessing each individual’s risk to the community and establishing services based on identified needs, those with the highest risk will receive the highest level of services. Establishing services to address the offender's identified needs in the community is a collaborative effort between state and local agencies.

Throughout the State, there are Recovery Center’s of Idaho available to help with need of people returning to the local community. They offer many services such as job search, employment, treatment, healthcare, and other services. In the Reentry Services Guide you will find on page 19 a listing of the locations of these Recovery Centers.

  • The Reentry Services Guide is helpful for a smooth transition to community supervision.  This guide has information to help locate community organizations to help transition from prison to the community. 

Reentry Services Contact

Tim Leigh, Reentry Manager
TLeigh@idoc.idaho.gov
(208) 605-4771

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