In the fall of 2015, we decided to start our own reentry initiative to fill the servicing gaps in Boulder County while also collaborating with others. Before we began our business planning, we conducted a national survey of successful reentry programs. We talked with over a dozen different executive directors about their model, operations and programming.  These interviews provided important information about evidence-based curriculum, housing operations, assessment and evaluation, staffing, budgeting, etc. We also researched publications focused on women’s specific reentry and rehabilitation needs.  We surveyed existing service providers in Boulder County and surrounding areas to identify service gaps.