Local Reentry Council
The Local Reentry Council is an organized network of individuals, agencies and advocates that provide support and coordination of innovative responses to the reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals at the local level and to program services.
The Local Reentry Council’s mission is to reduce recidivism, increase public/community safety, create a network of individuals and organizations assisting returning individuals, maximize the use of existing resources and services; and develop innovative responses to address gaps in resources and services.
The Local Reentry Council’s purpose is to coordinate resources in the community in an effort to provide assistance for returning individuals and their families that will facilitate a successful transition from incarceration back into society or help reduce barriers that are faced by those who have been justice-involved.
Any individual returning to Orange County from incarceration in a state or federal prison or local jail is eligible to receive services from the Local Reentry Council. Services can begin prior to release or after return to the community.
Additionally, any individual residing in Orange County who is facing barriers to reentry due to former incarceration or justice-involvement is encouraged to contact the LRC.
The LRC Executive Council mirrors the state level members that will respond to service gaps with local resources, recommend policy change to the state Reentry Task Force Advisory Council, oversee the LRC’s work and conduct education and outreach on reentry to the community.
The LRC Advisory Committee encompasses a wide range of local faith, non-profit, government, business leaders and formerly incarcerated individuals to communicate identified resources gaps to the local reentry council and where possible, respond to the gaps with local resources.
Housing, Employment Resources, Health Care Services, Legal Reentry Advocacy and Support
Local Service Providers
Stakeholders that offer direct services such as housing, employment, education, food, clothing, childcare assistance, vocational training, transportation, substance use treatment, mental health treatment, mentoring services and any other supportive services.