Many formerly incarcerated individuals return to their communities without the supports needed to succeed, especially those with behavioral health conditions. The Wilson Center evaluates what range of supports are needed for success in reentry and identifies model reentry programs. The Center also documents reentry supports available in specific local communities and potential gaps in services, disseminates those findings to stakeholders, and supports implementation of effective programs.
Understanding the Reentry Experience
Improving reentry supports relies on understanding the lived experience of our returning neighbors. The Wilson Center works with partner organizations such as OurJourney, local reentry councils, and others to highlight, document, and share the stories of formerly incarcerated people through events, focus groups, and other programs.
- Policy Brief: Ensuring Access to Medicaid During and After Incarceration: Key Policy Considerations in the Wake of Medicaid Expansion in North Carolina (2023)
- Reliance on Community Emergency Departments by People Ever Detained in Jail: Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study By: Michele M. Easter, Nicole L. Schramm-Sapyta, Maria A. Tackett, Isabella G. Larsen, Becky Tang, Matthew A. Ralph, and Luong N. Huynh in Journal of Correctional Healthcare (2023)