Reentry from Incarceration
Reentry is a chaotic time for people who have experienced incarceration, no matter the length of stay in a correctional facility. In the same way that incarceration disrupts a person’s life on the outside, a release from custody can destabilize a person and make addressing competing priorities difficult. Incarceration often revolves around challenges of trauma, mental health, substance use, poverty, and housing instability. If we address people’s basic needs with a person-centered approach before and upon their return to the community, we can begin to disrupt systemic inequities and interrupt the cycle of incarceration.
Find out more from HEP’s resource sheet shared with Washington Department of Corrections and visit the Correctional Health Program page.