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Vision Statement: To provide evidence-based Reentry Services to MDOC staff, stakeholders, probationers, parolees and prisoners.
Mission Statement: The Offender Success Reentry Services section (OSRS) works to ensure that eligible individuals have the tools and supports necessary to be successful after exiting prison. These supports vary for each person and may include services such as transitional housing, continued programming, skill development, job placement support and mentoring. These opportunities are offered to support self-sufficiency, employment and a reduced risk of reoffending.
OSRS promotes success by partnering with contracted and non-contracted local, state, and federal agencies to provide evidence-based programming and services. OSRS also collaborates with area stakeholders, such as local landlords, faith-based organizations, employers, health providers, and transportation companies to provide housing, employment assistance and placement, health services, and supportive services to further promote success, thereby reducing crime and recidivism.
Services: Offender Success can provide services in four different categories for eligible active parolees:
- Residential Stability
- Job Placement assistance
- Health and Behavioral Health
- Social Supports
Individuals should speak with their parole agent to find out what services are available in their county. Community-based resources can also be found by calling 2-1-1 or visiting the Calvin University/MDOC Resource Map. Returning Citizen Services (arcgis.com)
Q. My loved one is up for parole soon. How do they get help with things they will need?A. When a prisoner sees the parole board, the board will consider whether to grant parole. As part of that process, the parole board may decide to grant parole and designate the prisoner as needing special services prior to parole. If they are designated as needing Offender Success services, they will work with designated staff to plan for their reentry prior to parole.
If your loved one is not designated for Offender Success by the parole board, their parole agent can still make a referral for needed services at any time during parole.
Q. How can I get involved with Offender Success?A. Interested community members and service providers are invited to join a local Advisory Council. Please reach out to your local community coordinator to get meeting information. Contact information for each region’s Community Coordinator can be found by selecting the desired region on the Offender Success Regional Map.
Q. I have a house to rent or a program for returning citizens and I would like to work with Offender Success. How can I become a service provider?A. Please reach out to your local community coordinator. Let the community coordinator know about your property and how you want to be involved. The MDOC does not directly contract with landlords. Contact information for each regions Community Coordinator can be found by selecting the desired region on the Offender Success Regional Map.
Q. Who oversees Offender Success services in my area?A. MDOC contracts with 11 Administrative Agencies around the state who provide and subcontract out the services. To find out more, reach out to the Community Coordinator in your region.
Q. My loved one is on parole and needs help. What do I do?A. Offender Success services are provided when a parole agent makes a referral for a parolee. You can reach out to your loved one’s agent to discuss concerns and what services may be available.
Q. Does Offender Success fund Substance Use Disorder treatment?A. Although Offender Success does not directly fund Substance Use Disorder treatment, services may still be available in your community. You should reach out to your supervising agent for available services.