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Reentry Services

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. 

Offender Success Regional Map and Community Coordinators

Services: Offender Success can provide services in four different categories for eligible Parolees, SAI Probationers & HYTA Trainees, and anyone who has had their sentence reversed, vacated, or overturned if they are eligible for services under state law. The categories include:

  • 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)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
     
  • 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. 
  • 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.