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Removing the barriers to a successful re-entry

The guide for the OCRTF has been the model of re-entry developed by the National Institute of Corrections which emphasizes a research-informed approach. It focuses on the removal of barriers which can prevent a successful re-entry and utilizes evidence-based practices to enhance it, thereby reducing recidivism and increasing public safety.
In-Person Assistance

We offer some in-person assistance to give you direction on where to go for help.

Government and Free Materials

We offer links to government and free materials, lists contact information for important offices and agencies in our community.

Always Here to Help

Browse our resources page, or contact us for more information.

Checklist for Reentry

The first 72 hours are critical

There is no doubt that the first 72 hours of your return to the community is very critical. The Reentry Task Force extends you a Warm Welcome Home!!! With that welcome is a challenge; make every effort to take charge of your success. You can do it and we are here to help you. The following is a checklist to assist and serve as a guide.
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Browse Resources

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There are a variety of advantages to hiring formerly incarcerated individuals
Job Seekers
Employment is the number one contributor in a successful transition back into the community
We have generated a listing of counseling services to both men and women returning to the area
Furthering your educational skills can be a vital step toward a successful life following incarceration
Community partners are forming alliances with various landlords for transitional living purposes
Public Benefits
As noted in the 72 hour checklist applying for public benefits should be done within the first 72 hours
Formerly Incarcerated

transitioning from prison

The Onondaga County Re-entry Task Force (OCRTF) is committed to support men and women who are transitioning from prison to our community. If you are returning to Onondaga County, our goal is to welcome you and provide the resources necessary for you to be successful.
Spiritual Connections
Veteran Services
A list of services for veterans of the armed forces
Clothing Closets
A list of organizations offering general clothing provisions
Mental Health Services
A list of providers in our area.