Local Reentry Council
The Local Reentry Council (LRC) works with formerly incarcerated people to reduce barriers to reentry by providing case management services, connecting people to services in the community, and building a network of individuals, agencies, and advocates within the local community that provide support and coordination of innovative responses to the reintegration of the formerly incarcerated.
Mission and Purpose
The Local Reentry Council’s mission is to create a network of individuals and organizations assisting returning individuals, maximize the use of existing resources and services, develop innovative responses to address gaps in resources and services, reduce recidivism, and increase public/community safety.
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.
The LRC provides service services to people leaving incarceration, and to people who are facing barriers due to former incarceration. Services include:
- Case management
- Help with immediate needs
- Action plan, including setting goals
- Housing assistance
- Employment support
- Transportation support
- Connect to other community resources
- Connect to substance abuse treatment
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 accepts referrals from the jail as well as the community and self-referrals. To connect with the LRC see the referral form below or contact Keith Patterson or Tiffany Bullard using the contact information in the right sidebar.
How you can help the LRC
Executive Committee: 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.
Advisory Committee: 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.
LRC Sub-Committees: 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.