Reentry Services


New Offender Orientation 

Within one week of their release, offenders who are on parole are required to attend an orientation meeting conducted by IDOC’s Bureau of Probation and Parole. During the meeting, offenders learn what rules they must follow and what resources are available to them as they build their new lives. They will also be assigned a parole officer who will help connect them with community services and hold them accountable when necessary.

There are a variety of services around the state to help people get on their feet during hard times or periods of transition.  To learn more about those services, call the 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine by simply dialing 2-1-1 on any phone in Idaho.

Core Reentry Programs


The transition from the structured nature of prison life to the relative freedom of living in a community can be difficult. It is a time when many offenders are at a high risk of relapsing. IDOC begins working with inmates six months before their release to help prepare them for the challenges they’ll face. Those challenges include getting a job, adjusting to family life and coping with the kind of everyday problems that all of us encounter.

IDOC also gives inmates a pre-release manual that has instructions on how to do things like get a driver’s license, write a resume and rent an apartment.