A Community Collaboration Supporting Reentry Success

Closeup of prison door lock, photo by Sebasitan Leon Prado

Unlocking doors

The Juneau Reentry Coalition is a collaboration of individuals, community members, and public agencies who support success for all justice-involved Alaskans.

Members include people with lived experience of incarceration, community advocates, corrections, Alaska Native organizations, public health and social services, vocational rehabilitation, housing, transitional living, legislators, domestic violence shelters, mental health and addiction treatment providers, faith-based organizations, public safety, youth services, and others.

JREC collaborates with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Department of Corrections, Department of Health and Social Services, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and community partners to assess and mobilize resources that address barriers and build community services for justice-involved individuals.

A shaka hand gesture during sunset, photo by Grant Durr

Celebrating Success

The mission of the JREC is to promote public safety within the community by identifying and implementing strategies that increase the success of all justice-involved individuals and reduces the likelihood of recidivism.

We will accomplish this by:

            • Improved communication and collaboration between the Alaska Department of Corrections, other State agencies, and the community.
            • Building community partnerships to strengthen local services.
            • Identifying barriers to successful reentry into the community after incarceration and taking an active role in addressing those concerns.
            • Support transitioning offenders in accessing community support services pre/post release.
            • Promote community awareness about underlying causes and conditions that lead to incarceration.