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How do we help formerly incarcerated residents access District services?

Lead Agency 

Department of Corrections (DOC)

Director:

Thomas Faust

Fiscal Year(s) Funded

FY22 - FY23

Status 

Ongoing

Contact 

Jacqueline E. Williams

Jacqueline.Williams2@dc.gov

For More Info

The READY Center | doc (dc.gov)

Program Summary 

The Resources to Empower and Develop You (READY) Center is a one-stop shop where formerly incarcerated residents can access services from community organizations and District agencies to ensure a successful path back into the community. 

How does it help? 

The READY Center engages DOC residents before their release to share information about resources and available services. Soon-to-be-released participants complete interest forms and screenings are conducted to determine what barriers would prevent a successful reentry. Community and family life may have changed while the returning citizen was incarcerated, and this proactive approach can help returning citizens get back on track.

How much is invested?

The READY Center’s budget is funded with $200,000 per year.

Who uses this program?

Returning Citizens from the DC Department of Corrections (DC DOC) and returning citizens from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP).

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