The Warren County Jail implimented the Inmate Reentry Program January 2011. It is meant to help offenders to better transition back into society while at the same time reducing the recidivism rate of these individuals.
Reentry involves the use of programs targeted at promoting the effective reintegration of offenders back to communities upon their release from jail. Reentry programming, which often involves a comprehensive case management approach, is intended to assist offenders in acquiring the life skills needed to succeed in the community and become law-abiding citizens. A variety of programs are used to assist offenders in the reentry process. These include pre-release programs, drug rehabilitation, vocational training, mentoring and work programs.
The mission of the Warren County Jail’s Inmate Reentry Program is to provide effective training, assistance and mentoring to incarcerated individuals from a county jail perspective. Our goal is to help individuals and their families with supportive services so the individual may transition from jail to society and sustain a lifestyle that will not lead them back to incarceration.
This program uses volunteers made up of professionals, mentors, Church members, public/ private employers, and other organizations that may offer supportive assistance or information for offenders. Using professionals, we can better assess the current status and needs of the incarcerated individual. Church groups and individual volunteers help serve as mentors to the offender, showing by example, how to lead a successful and sustaining lifestyle. With the help of employers who are willing to offer jobs, offenders will be equipped with the means to provide for themselves as well as their families.
The more the community supports our efforts in this program, the more beneficial it will be for the offender and community when they are released. With support from Church groups, individuals, professionals, and employers, the offender will be better prepared to take on the responsibility of sustaining a lifestyle that does not lead them back to jail. If anyone, any group or any church wants to help, please contact me at 270-843-4606 Ext. 150 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lt. Allen White
Jackie T. Strode
Warren Co. Jailer