Offender Reentry and Community Resources
Reentry is the release planning process all offenders will go through and includes the continuation of services from the Institution to the community. The goal of reentry is to increase public safety and reduce recidivism by developing a release plan that best fits the offender’s needs. This is achieved through the prioritized provision and coordination of services necessary to facilitate a seamless transition of an offender from an Institution to the community. This process starts when the individual enters the Institution and continues when they are released into the community.
Release planning includes several aspects such as treatment, housing, supervision, employment, education, health care, and other services. By assessing the individual’s risk for recidivism and treatment needs, a comprehensive transition plan will be developed. By assessing each individual’s risk to the community and establishing services based on identified needs, those with the highest risk will receive the highest level of services. Establishing services to address the offender's identified needs in the community is a collaborative effort between state and local agencies.
Offenders identified as medium and high risk/special needs will have Enhanced Case Management services. This includes additional release consultation, referrals, assistance with barriers to successful community transition, and additional case planning to address special needs and the individual’s risk. Enhanced Case Management also involves coordination with staff from the Institutions and Field Services working together on establishing a transition plan. Addressing the offender's needs through programming and services while in the Institution and continuing these services upon release will enhance the offender’s likelihood of success.
Below are links to several websites and resources to assist both our department staff and offenders in release and transition planning. Click on the colored links to direct you to resources. Use the back arrow to come back to this page to select different resource categories.
Disabilities and Senior Services
Education and Training
Faith Based Services
Family, Financial, and Home Services
Identification, Transportation, and P & P Offices
Legal, Victim Services and Law Enforcement
Medical - Mental Health - Substance Abuse
Traumatic Brain Injury Information
WyoCARE: Resource Directory
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Who to Contact For More Information
Field Services Division of Reentry:
Community Based Program Manager
Wyoming Department of Corrections, 1934 Wyott Drive, Suite 100, Cheyenne, WY 82002
Prison Division of Reentry:
Reentry Program Manager
Wyoming Department of Corrections 1934 Wyott Drive, Suite 100, Cheyenne, WY 82002
Since March 17, 2011