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Onondaga County Re-entry Task Force

The Onondaga County Re-entry Task Force (OCRTF) was established in 2008 with a grant from the Division of Criminal Justice Services. It is comprised of key stakeholders with a shared interest in better serving the formerly incarcerated which include State and County representatives and many critical Community Partners considered experts in their fields. With a common vision, the OCRTF strives to ensure the successful transition of persons released from prisons back to the community by coordinating our efforts and supporting theirs.

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.

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Our Goal

Remove Existing Barriers

The OCRTF seeks to remove existing barriers, in policy and practice, that impact one’s ability to access and obtain basic needs and services during the initial transition from prison to the community. Through public outreach, education and community collaboration we provide a fully support re-entry transition, increasing success and creating overall productive outcomes.


El Onondaga County Re-entry Task Force (OCRTF) fue establecido en el año 2008 con fondos de la División de Servicios de Justicia Criminal. Está compuesto de participantes claves con el mismo interés de servir mejor a la comunidad de personas que han estado encarceladas. Entre los participantes se encuentran representantes del estado, del condado, además de entidades comunitarias consideradas expertas en su campo. Con una visión en común, el OCRTF se esfuerza en asegurar una transición exitosa de las personas que salen de la prisión hacia la libre comunidad coordinando nuestros esfuerzos y apoyando los de ellos.

La guía del OCRTF ha sido el modelo del desarrollo de reingreso creado por el Instituto Nacional de Correción, la cual hace un enfoque basado en la investigación. Este modelo se enfoca en remover las barreras que puedan prevenir la integración exitosa a la comunidad y utiliza prácticas basadas en investigaciones para reducir la reincidencia y aumentar la seguridad pública.

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Resources For Your Return Home

County Re-entry Task Forces are located across New York State County Re-Entry Task Forces (CRTF) are located in New York City and upstate counties and are designed to help individuals who are returning to their communities after release from state prison. Two state agencies ‒ the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) ‒ collaborate to support the CRTFs. Each CRTF works with DCJS, DOCCS, county and community agencies, and human service providers to help eligible individuals get programs and services that meet their needs when returning to the community.
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