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Stories of Transition: Men and Women in the Allegheny County Jail Collaborative's Reentry Program

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Bill Moushey
Date Published
May 2013
13 pages
This report describes the Allegheny County Jail Collaborative's Reentry Program to reduce recidivism.
This report from the Office of Data Analysis, Research and Evaluation, an office of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS), features the real-life stories of some of the reentry program's most vulnerable individuals. DHS serves the county's most vulnerable populations through an extensive range of prevention, intervention, crisis management, and after-care services. This report is written for those individuals working with ex-offenders reentering the community and who want to understand what the experience of reentry is like for the people behind the statistics. The Jail Collaborative commissioned award-winning journalist Bill Moushey to interview participants in the reentry program and write their stories of transition. Moushey provides stories from men and women who are in the midst of their transition from jail, whose stories include the struggles, their reflections and their advice for others. There is also a brief description about the five components of the Allegheny County Jail Collaborative's Reentry Program.