Local Reentry Coordinator

The primary role of the Local Reentry Coordinator is to be the “point of contact” to coordinate the community’s input in the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan and have in place a communication system to make certain everyone is clear about the process and has a voice in its development. The Local Reentry Coordinator will oversee the development and implementation of this process.

Local Reentry Coordinators will serve as lead case managers in providing comprehensive case management services to offenders that will include conducting intake assessments, completing case plans, monitoring progress and making referrals. The local reentry coordinators will manage the intake process of offenders seeking services through the local reentry council. The Local Reentry Coordinators will also develop and manage the referral process for prison case managers and probation/parole officers’ referrals to the local reentry council for services.

Local Reentry Coordinators will follow-up with individuals and agencies as appropriate to document use/success of referrals. The Local Reentry Coordinators will input data on contacts made with offenders into the case management tracking software as services are received from the local reentry council and manage service providers’ use of the case management software.

  • Initiate contact with prison case managers to discuss the contents of the offender’s transition document envelope (TOE). The state mandates that every offender being released from prison will be provided with the TOE which contains all pertinent documents and information vital to the transition process. Official documents include forms of identification, Social Security cards, NC Driver’s License, birth certificates, educational certificates, vocational certificates, school transcripts, referrals to community agencies and other documents accumulated or sent in to assist with transitioning.
  • Ensure that all decisions concerning the development and implementation of the Comprehensive Plan is made by a consensus of the local reentry council.
  • Act as the point of contact between the local community and governmental agencies.
  • Ensure that communication from the State Reentry Council reaches the appropriate
  • community members and the Local Reentry Council.
  • Arrange, facilitate and conduct the Local Reentry Council meetings.
  • Facilitate and report on the work of the Local Reentry Council.
  • Convene the appropriate stakeholders from within and outside of the existing Local Reentry Council to create the public outreach and education strategy.
  • Ensure that all community stakeholders are aware of the strategies employed to increase community safety through the Council.
  • Attend all appropriate training sessions and disseminate the knowledge and skills gained
  • within the community.
  • Complete and submit reports required by the state reentry council in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure that the lines of communications between Division of Prison’s faculties, Division
    of Community Corrections’ staff and service providers are efficiently operating to assist offenders in identifying appropriate resources.
  • Work closely with DES/NC Works staff to ensure increased enrollment in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funded programs.