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Re-Entry Services

Kendra Jochum
Re-Entry Services Manager

Montgomery County Correctional Facility
Address: 22880 Whelan Lane, Boyds, Maryland 20841 |  Telephone: (240) 773-9982 |  Directions |  Bus Schedule |  Inmate Visiting


The Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) Re-Entry Unit facilitates many collaborative activities to provide offender opportunities for successful transition from incarceration to the community. The Re-Entry Unit firmly believes that successful re-entry is a part of effective crime control. The foundation for successful re-entry begins during incarceration and includes a heavy emphasis on employment development.

During the bi-weekly Re-Entry Collaborative Case Management meetings, MCCF counselors, treatment staff and social workers, along with a multitude of service providers from other County and State Agencies, local non-profits, faith-based organizations and local civic leaders, assist in addressing offenders needs upon release. The Re-Entry Social Worker then coordinates linkage to these critical support services. A Re-Entry Benefits Specialist is available to assist both the offender and their family in connecting or reconnecting with entitlements.

The Re-Entry Unit works with faith-based organizations pre and post release to provide employment readiness classes mentoring, life skills, and assistance with family and societal reintegration. All of these combined activities contribute to building a stable foundation for successful offender re-entry.

The MCCF Re-Entry for All Program is committed to assisting inmates in their transition from incarceration, back into the community. MCCF provides a quarterly "Family Outreach Nite" in the community in an attempt to reach out to the family members of incarcerated individuals. Family members are encouraged to attend to learn more about the support services available in the community such as legal services, educational and employment services, medical care, and mental health and substance abuse treatment to name a few. 


Services Information

  • Re-Entry Collaborative Case Management
    The MCCF Re-Entry Collaborative Case Management (CCM) Group was established and held its first bi-weekly meeting on February 22, 2006.  The objective of the meetings is to provide coordination of direct services to offenders reentering our community after a period of incarceration.
     
  • Re-Entry Employment Development Endeavor (REDE)
    The Re-Entry Employment Development Endeavor (REDE) teaches essential soft skills and work habits to offenders in the Job Shop and Digital Imaging Shop. This activity enhances both rapid employment, in addition to employment sustainability.
     
  • WorkSource American Job Center (formerly the MontgomeryWorks One Stop)
    The Offender Employment Specialist at the MCCF  WorkSource American Job Center (formerly the Montgomery Works One Stop Employment Center) provides pre and post release job search and employment skills development; and secure employment placements for offenders.
     
  • Re-Entry Photo Identification Card
    The Community Re-Entry Photo Identification Card is Montgomery County Government approved temporary (60 days) ID card. The card is issued to qualified offenders upon release from the Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation. The ID card assist the ex-offender in obtaining a State of Maryland permanent identification / Drivers License, Montgomery County Library card, employment (meeting the Federal I9 guidelines), and serve as a free Montgomery County Ride On bus pass for sixty (60) days; which enables access to needed services (medical, housing, etc.) throughout the County.

 

 

Director's Office · Montgomery County Department of Correction And Rehabilitation
22880 Whelan Lane· Boyds, Maryland 20841 ·
Telephone: 240-777-9976 · Fax: 240-777-9966
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