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.
Re-Entry Court FAQs
- The program began in Prince George's County in 2013
- Target population for the Re-Entry Court Program consists of incarcerated individuals who may have an alcohol or drug related/dependency problem and/or mental health issues and who have two or more years remaining on their sentence
- Must be a resident of Prince George's County
- Three phase, sanction and incentive based model program
- Average length of stay is 18-months