Re-Entry Court

Re-entry Court is a collaborative type program for individuals who have been released from prison, have violated a term or condition of parole, have a history of substance abuse disorder, and/or a history of  mental health illness. A multidisciplinary team including a case manager, parole agent, judicial officer, public defender/private attorney, and a district attorney support the participant through the program. Successful completion of re-entry court can result in early discharge from parole.

The Goals of Re-Entry Court are to:

provide treatment rather than incarceration for parole violations;

reduce incarceration and recidivism; and

increase treatment, stability and community safety.

Re-Entry Court

Research & Reports

Occasional Series on Reentry Research

Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice Reentry Courts A Suggested list of References October ...

Welcome Home? Examining the “Reentry Court” Concept from a Strengths-based Perspective

The idea of a reentry court for ex-convicts returning to the community is an important new idea, but ...

Parolee Re-Entry Court

The Harlem Community Justice Center, in cooperation with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and ...

Do Reentry Courts Reduce Recidivism?

By Zachary Hamilton The results of the first-ever rigorous test of a specialized reentry court are in. LINK ...