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HOMELESSNESS A CORRECTIONS CHALLENGE DOC HOUSING PROGRAM & MCORP REENTRY INITIATIVE.

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1 HOMELESSNESS A CORRECTIONS CHALLENGE DOC HOUSING PROGRAM & MCORP REENTRY INITIATIVE

2 THE CHALLENGE 90% chemically dependent or abusive 90% chemically dependent or abusive 25% are on psychotropic medications 25% are on psychotropic medications 40% of females on psychotropic medications 40% of females on psychotropic medications Ex-offenders have gone from 27% or the homeless population to 47%, in the last 10 years* Ex-offenders have gone from 27% or the homeless population to 47%, in the last 10 years* 95% of offenders will be released 95% of offenders will be released * 2006 Wilder Homeless Survey

3 THE CHALLENGE, cont offenders released in FY offenders released in FY % released to shelters or temporary housing 8.5% released to shelters or temporary housing 520 to Union Gospel Mission and Salvation Army Harbor Light 520 to Union Gospel Mission and Salvation Army Harbor Light Wilder Research shows almost half of homeless adults at some point have been in jail or prison Wilder Research shows almost half of homeless adults at some point have been in jail or prison

4 DOC HOUSING PROGRAM Result of DOCs concern for public safety Result of DOCs concern for public safety 2007 appropriation of $1.37 million 2007 appropriation of $1.37 million Multiple models of housing assistance Multiple models of housing assistance Scattered site housing Scattered site housing ATTIC contract/DOC ISR housing ATTIC contract/DOC ISR housing Rental assistance funds Rental assistance funds

5 ISR SCATTERED SITE HOUSING ATTIC Correctional Services 6 locations, served over 200 offenders ATTIC Correctional Services 6 locations, served over 200 offenders Out-State Scattered Site ISR Houses, 18 locations around the state, served over 475 offenders Out-State Scattered Site ISR Houses, 18 locations around the state, served over 475 offenders 675+ offenders placed since offenders placed since 2004 Rental assistance for male and female offenders Rental assistance for male and female offenders

6 Minnesota Comprehensive Offender Reentry Plan The states reentry initiative The states reentry initiative Collaboration between state agencies/county corrections/service providers Collaboration between state agencies/county corrections/service providers MCORP Pilot Project MCORP Pilot Project

7 MN COMPREHENSIVE OFFENDER REENTRY PLAN (MCORP) GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE DRAFT JULY 2006 DOC Legislators Other Criminal Justice Agencies Community Service Providers Pilot Counties Other State Agencies STEERING COMMITTEE *Governor Pawlenty has designated Commissioner Fabian as the Responsible Authority for Reentry Initiatives in Minnesota MCORP INFORMATION AND RESEARCH ADVISORY GROUP Community Institutions ABC DEF DFO Ramsey County Hennepin County AABBCC DDEEFF A=Victims D=Housing B=Health E=Workforce C=Family & Community F=Supervision Transition Pilot Counties Governors Policy Reentry Team* DOC

8 2007 Legislative Appropriations Allocations for the Biennium $1.9 Million for MCORP initiatives $1.9 Million for MCORP initiatives $400K for Offender employment initiative, north Minneapolis $400K for Offender employment initiative, north Minneapolis $1.6 Million for High Risk Adults grant $1.6 Million for High Risk Adults grant $400K for Domestic Abuse Reentry grant $400K for Domestic Abuse Reentry grant $750K for Mentoring Children of Prisoners grant $750K for Mentoring Children of Prisoners grant Total Allocation for reentry = $5, 050,000 Total Allocation for reentry = $5, 050,000

9 Pilot Counties Reentry Advisory Groups in each Pilot County Reentry Advisory Groups in each Pilot County Identify gaps in services in each county Identify gaps in services in each county Address gaps in each county Address gaps in each county Measure performance Measure performance Analyze data/Implement improvements Analyze data/Implement improvements

10 Pilot Counties cont. Ramsey County proposal provides for: Advisory Board planning for housing, employment, chemical dependency & mental illness treatment for offenders Advisory Board planning for housing, employment, chemical dependency & mental illness treatment for offenders The Network For Better Futures The Network For Better Futures CSH assistance CSH assistance Reduced caseloads, case planning Reduced caseloads, case planning

11 Pilot Counties cont. Hennepin County proposal provides for: Hennepin County proposal provides for: limited rental assistance limited rental assistance transportation stipends transportation stipends funds for basic needs (clothing, tools for work, etc.) funds for basic needs (clothing, tools for work, etc.) Reduced agent caseloads, case planning Reduced agent caseloads, case planning

12 Pilot Counties cont. DFO proposal provides for: DFO proposal provides for: Starting Over classes for offenders Starting Over classes for offenders Emphasis on anger management, family reunification Emphasis on anger management, family reunification Transportation stipends Transportation stipends Transitional work opportunities Transitional work opportunities Case planning for offenders Case planning for offenders

13 WHATS NEXT? Transitional Housing Transitional Housing Expanded Reentry Expanded Reentry Community Involvement Community Involvement

14 Discharge From Confinement Planning Types of discharge from confinement: Supervised Release Supervised Release Intensive Supervised Release Intensive Supervised Release Work Release Work Release Challenge Incarceration Release Challenge Incarceration Release Conditional Medical Release Conditional Medical Release Parole Parole Expiration of Sentence Expiration of Sentence Civil Commitment Civil Commitment

15 Discharge From Confinement Planning cont. Types/Locations of confinement: Minnesota State Correctional Facility Minnesota State Correctional Facility Non-Minnesota State or Federal Correctional Facility Non-Minnesota State or Federal Correctional Facility County Jail or Workhouse County Jail or Workhouse Halfway House Halfway House

16 Governing DOC Policies All Statutes are available for review on the DOC website at All Statutes are available for review on the DOC website at Minnesota Statute authority info is cited in each policy Minnesota Statute authority info is cited in each policy Intensive Supervised Release Intensive Supervised Release Work Release Work Release

17 Governing DOC Policies cont. Supervised Release Supervised Release Case Management Process Case Management Process Offender Transitions Offender Transitions Release reviews Release reviews Challenge Incarceration Program Challenge Incarceration Program Phase 1, Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 2, Phase 3, Phase 3,

18 Governing DOC Policies cont. Short Term Offenders Short Term Offenders Short Term Offender Case Management Short Term Offender Case Management Medical /Mental Health Medical /Mental Health Mental Health Continuity of Care Mental Health Continuity of Care Management of Medication Management of Medication Medical Release Planning Medical Release Planning Conditional Medical Release Conditional Medical Release

19 Governing DOC Policies cont. Sex Offenders Patterned Sex Offenders Sex Offender Civil Commitment Review Predatory Offenders Predatory Offender Registration, Community Notification, Victim Notification, Level 3 website, and risk Level Reduction

20 DOC REENTRY SERVICES TEAM Reentry Services Director Gary Johnson Reentry Program Manager Tim Lanz Community Reentry Coordinator Farris Bell Facilities Reentry Program Director Kelley Heifort


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