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Report and Recommendations Set Framework for Comprehensive Re-Entry Programs and Services in Prince George’s County
The Prince George’s County Re-Entry Advisory Board, established by Council Resolution 49-2019, has completed its work, and presented its Final Report and Recommendations to the Prince George’s County Council during a scheduled briefing on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
The Re-Entry Advisory Board has worked to evaluate and assess resources, services, and institutional partnerships currently available in the County and identify ways to effectively implement a comprehensive re-entry program and services addressing additional employment, housing, mental health, and faith-based needs for the County’s returning citizens.
The briefing began with an Executive Summary from Re-Entry Advisory Board Chair Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. Ret., followed by an overview of the Board’s recommendations provided by Ashley Sharp, Chief of Staff to Council Chair Calvin Hawkins, and Walter Simmons, Employ Prince George’s President and Re-Entry Advisory Board Vice Chair.
Prince George’s County Council Chair Calvin S. Hawkins, II, thanked the Advisory Board for its commitment to transforming the re-entry process and reducing recidivism in the County.
“The Re-Entry Advisory Board has been dedicated to the work of transforming the re-entry process in Prince George’s County. This document, the result of a very thorough and comprehensive review, will guide Prince George’s County in its mission to help returning citizens build sustainable lives and access important community resources. I want to thank Board Members, and residents and other community stakeholders who have invested in this critical document. I look forward to the Council review and its successful implementation.”
Meeting monthly as a group, and within specific subcommittees, the Re-Entry Advisory Board focused on the areas of policy, housing, County-provided resources, community engagement/service delivery and resource cultivation. Learn more about the Prince George’s County Re-entry Advisory Board.