Addressing Reentry Barriers for Prisons and Jails
Reentry Begins on the First Day of Incarceration...
The reduction of interaction with the criminal justice system through mental health focused programs and the reduction of crime through community-based programs, are continually addressed with great success through innovative approaches that look beyond single issues within the individual and focus on multiple issues within the individual, their family, community, and environment.
Community Voices seeks to advance these options through the development of systems designs, community trainision planning, resource guide develop and coalition builidng to strenthen the reentry network.
Continuum of Care is a concept involving a system that guides and tracks patients over time through a comprehensive array of health services spanning all levels and intensity of care. The Continuum of Care covers the delivery of healthcare over a period of time, and may refer to care provided prior to arrest, or during incarceration and continues beyond the jail or prison doors into the community.
Community Voices works to develop and advance reentry barriers for fathers, youth and adults with persistent mental illness in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia Department of Juvinille Justice, Fulton County Board of Commissioners, Mississippi Department of Corrections and numerous social service organizations.