Reentry Enhancement Coordination Program (REC)

Reentry Enhancement Coordination Program (REC)

The Reentry Enhancement Coordination (REC) program was designed to close gaps in services provided to those transitioning from prison to the community. REC serves men and women who have severe addictions and have completed treatment during their incarceration and who will benefit from assistance in securing housing, treatment, and employment after release. The REC team is a partnership between VOA Oregon and the Department of Corrections, the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, SE Works and Bridges to Change

Activities Include:

  • Institutional reach-in (establishing relationships with clients prior to their release from prison to help facilitate their transition to life and programs on the outside.)
  • Coordination and oversight of services
  • Collaborative offender case management and supervision

Services Include:

  • Evidence-based outpatient substance abuse and co-occurring mental health treatment
  • Alcohol and drug free transitional housing
  • Recovery peer mentors
  • Employment and job development specialist support

Program Goals:

  • Reduce recidivism, relapse and use of addictive substances
  • Increasing treatment engagement
  • Increasing participant ability to attain and maintain secure housing, and employment retention

We provide individually-tailored substance abuse and mental health treatment services to REC participants including Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Seeking Safety, and Motivational Enhancement Therapy.

Since April 2010, the program has served 301 participants and 76% have successfully completed treatment. Of participants who remain in the program, 88% are drug and alcohol free, and in the most recent quarter, 84% attained employment within 90 days after release from prison.

Read the 2012 First Quarter Outcome Report

REC was highlighted at the Innovations in Criminal Justice Summit, held by the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Association (BJA) and Center for Court Innovation (CCI) in Miami, February, 2013. "Programs were selected based on the clarity of the problem addressed and program design, level of support received by the program, evaluation results, and opportunities for replication."

Congratulations to the whole team, and all the REC Graduates

Total Budget:
$536,638 in Fiscal Year 2010-2011

VOA Oregon: 2
Department of Corrections: 0
Multnomah County Department of Community Corrections: 3
SE Works: 1
Bridges to Change: 5


Admissions Coordinator REC and Moving Forward

Tara Moisan