The mission of the Circuit Court for Prince George's County Re-Entry Court is to facilitate the successful re-entry of offenders into their communities and to promote public safety therein. The Circuit Court further purpose is to reduce recidivism by instituting pre-release evidence based practices and enhancing transition services through planned risk reduction strategies.
The Re-Entry Court Program is voluntary, supervised, sanction and incentive based comprehensive court program. The program is 18-months. The target population of the Re-entry Court Program consists of incarcerated individuals who, through their attorneys, request reconsideration of sentences, and those with substance abuse related offenses or dependency who request a commitment under Section 8-507 of the Maryland Health General Article. Upon admission, participants are committed to court order treatment and enter into a treatment program in the Prince George's County Department of Corrections. Thereafter, they transition to the community with intensive supervision and case management. Participants shall attend regular court hearings before a Presiding Judge, maintain curfew, participate in substance abuse treatment, participate in frequent, random and monitored drug testing and intensive case management provided by the case manager and the Health Department.
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