Nationally, approximately 2.5 million people are incarcerated in jails and prisons.  Among them, it is estimated that 15-31% have a serious mental health issue; much higher than the general population.  The majority of these individuals are released within one year of being incarcerated.

Recognizing that community reentry is a critical point-in-time, we're gathering information to identify innovative reentry programs that serve individuals who have mental health and/or substance abuse issues and who are returning to their communities after prison and jails.

We would like to hear from you and what you think makes your reentry program innovative!  Programs that provide information will have the possibility to be featured in a document we are developing that describes innovative services and support in this area. 

Your participation is greatly appreciated!