Re-Entry Enhancement Coordination

The Re-entry Enhancement Coordination (REC) program was created to prepare incarcerated individuals struggling with addictions to successfully re-enter the community. Each individual begins substance use disorder treatment while in prison, upon exit Bridges to Change provides temporary housing and mentors for each participant. Our partner, Volunteers of America, InAct, provides continued treatment on an outpatient basis. The REC team is a partnership between VOA Oregon, the Department of Corrections, the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, SE Works and Bridges to Change

The Criminal Justice Commission completed a study of the REC program in Multnomah County. They found that there was a 54% reduction in the rate of recidivism in the treatment group in comparison to those who did not receive services. Both groups were equal in age, race, criminal history, criminal history risk score, and other measures in order to get an accurate study.

Multnomah County Justice Re-Investment Program and Short Term Trans-Leave

Multnomah County Justice Reinvestment Program (MCJRP) is a program that was created to reduce prison usage. Extensive research supports the practice of monitoring DCJ involved participants in the community instead of jail. It includes intensive supervision for 120 days with wrap- around services which includes alcohol and drug treatment, housing and mentoring.

Short Term Transleave (STTL) is part of the Justice Reinvestment Act. It allows for inmates to receive 90 days early release from prison while still technically in the custody of the Deparment of Corrections. Participants are engaged in substance use disorder treatment through Volunteers of America and receive BTC housing and mentors. According to data collected by the Criminal Justice Commission, participants have a 95% successful completion rate.