Community Reentry Partners and Resources

Kendra Jochum, LCSW-C
Reentry Services Manager

Montgomery County Correctional Facility | Department of Correction and Rehabilitation Reentry Services
Address: 22880 Whelan Lane, Boyds, Maryland 20841 |  Telephone: (240) 773-9982 |  Directions |  Bus Schedule |  Inmate Visiting


Links to Partners and Resources| MCPL Library Reentry Resource Flyer | Reentry Resource Guide Brochure | Veterans Reentry Resource Guide | Creating Healthy Bonds Caregiver Support Group


Community Based Women’s Reentry Support Group

The Commission no longer provides individual or group counseling as it once did.  Instead, we are pleased to partner with the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation  to provide specialized services to women who are re-entering the community after serving prison time. Women leaving prison face a multitude of challenges, including: finding and sustaining employment, family reunification, sustaining healthy relationships, and improving self-esteem. Our women’s support group aims to be a  safe environment for women to gather and feel supported as they navigate the hurdles faced after being incarcerated. 

Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County                                          

Reentry Mediation plays a direct role addressing various reentry needs of the returning population as well as reducing recidivism following releases.  The Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County is an established partner of MCCF Reentry Services through regular attendance at our Reentry Collaborative Case Management Meetings as well as through individual referrals from our Reentry Services Staff, CRCMC connects with returning individuals to engage them in addressing various relationship scenarios in support of their reentry needs.  

Family Services Creating Healthy Bonds Program

Caregiver Support Group (weekly on Thursdays, but in April just the 12th and 26th, Flyer )  
Having a parent in prison can have an impact on a child's mental health, social behavior and educational prospects.  The emotional trauma that may occur and the practical difficulties of a disrupted family life can  be compounded by the social stigma that children may face as a result of have a parent in prison or jail. 
Creating Healthy Bonds (CHB) provides FREE supportive services to families in Montgomery County, MD that have been impacted by incarceration. CHB is designed to serve children of incarceration, providing counseling support, parenting and case management services in the community for children, caregivers, and ultimately the incarcerated parent(s) upon their release.  

Hope Restored Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                 

Hope Restored is a non-profit organization focused on reducing recidivism, and personal hopelessness, by providing access to information to individuals, and families, in need of knowing what options are available to them to live a life full of Hope. Services in the community include referrals to supportive services, assisting with securing Government issued Identification Cards, Mentoring "At-risk" Persons, and highlighting ‘felon friendly’ employers.  MCCF Reentry Staff provide Hope Restored Inc. referrals to assist individuals with transitional community supports following release.   

Identity Inc.                                                                                                                       

Identity provides a Reentry and Rehabilitation Support Program at MCCF to support youthful inmates under 25 years of age with a broad range of services to engage youth in interactive skill-building exercises that provide them with the tools and resources necessary to reenter society upon release. Identity’s MCCF Program Coordinator provides programming that supports a safe and secure environment, and opportunities for Inmates’ self-improvement. Services include: pre-placement orientation for new Inmates, wellness workshops, parenting programs, interpretation assistance, and case management support for inmates’ families. Identity’s objectives are to assist with rehabilitation, help inmates to develop and maintain healthy relationships with their families during incarceration, and provide opportunities for inmates to acquire skills to sustain productive lives upon their reentry.  Once released, participants can maintain connections to Identity through their community office locations to receive additional program and referral support to include GED classes, job readiness, and counseling services.