- Over 75 resource fairs that will connect individuals with housing, legal aid, community-based reentry services and other vital resources. Many fairs will provide an opportunity to reinstate a driver’s license or obtain an identification card in preparation for a successful transition to society. There will also be opportunities to learn more about public benefits including Medicaid, social security and veteran’s benefits.
- Over 65 employment-related events where recently released individuals will have the opportunity to connect with employers and job search resources. Many Bureau of Prisons facilities will also host mock interview sessions, resume workshops and workshops on financial literacy.
- Over 75 reentry presentations made to individuals on the barriers they may face upon reentry. Presentations will be made by community representatives as well as personal stories from those who have reintegrated successfully.
- Over 35 family-related events that will provide individuals with information that will assist them with their release (including information on child support modifications). Many events will also provide individuals the ability to engage and interact with their children, including through arts and crafts, board games, poetry slams, puzzles, and other family-building activities.
- Over 30 stakeholder meetings that will bring together all parties that have a stake in the reentry process (courts, probation, public defenders, prosecutors, community groups, legal aid etc.). Discussion topics include any concerns that employers may have in hiring formerly incarcerated people and how to make sure reentering individuals have the resources they need to be successful.
- Over 25 graduation ceremonies from reentry court, GED or vocational training programs.
- Over 25 reentry simulations where community partners will experience the real-life issues facing reentering individuals. There will be a focus on such hurdles as job searching, drug testing, having a probation officer, dealing with outstanding warrants, and finding affordable housing.