Supported Offender Behavior Intervention and Pro-Social Skill Counseling
The “Offender Success” model (previously called the “Michigan Prisoner Reentry Initiative”) is a statewide initiative by the Michigan Department of Corrections. Offender Success aims to “reduce crime by implementing a seamless plan of services, supervision, and opportunities developed with each offender.” The goal: To provide individuals leaving state supervision with the tools to successfully–and self-sufficiently–reintegrate into their communities.
This is accomplished be working with regional provider who can coordinate services between the correction system, parole officer, counselors, and support groups, and others. As a regional partner in this program, CARE provides a variety of services to individuals. These include helping individuals address any co-occurring mental illnesses, addiction, or substance use issues.
CARE programs assist participants in developing pro-social relationships, learning appropriate skills, engaging with therapy (as needed), and finding meaningful employment.
"Offender Success" Reentry Services Look Like?
Participants in our Offender Success program are matched with a community resource specialist. This person helps ease their transition back into the community by working with the participant to create an individual plan that meets their specific needs. The Community Resource Specialist connects them to community-specific resources–such as housing, employment, skill-building, and transportation support–and helps the offender rebuild relationships with family members.
Although the Offender Success program is not solely aimed at individuals with a history of substance misuse, CARE’s extensive experience with addiction and recovery can prove vital to these efforts. CARE favors evidence-based rehabilitation, counseling, and recovery approaches. These have an established track-record for reducing re-offense and supporting long-term stability.