Pre- and Post-Release Support
TRI’s success relies on a multi-phase process. Our programs and services include pre-release support through a six-month pre-release course inside Denver Women’s Correctional Facility (using the evidence-based University of Cincinnati Research Institute Core Competencies Curriculum), followed by post-release wraparound transitional services.
TRI provides post-release wrap around transitional services which include:
- Day-of-release transportation
- First 72-hour coordination of basic living essentials: transportation, food, clothing, identification
- Coordinated relapse prevention, medical, mental health, and psychiatric services
- Clinical case management
- Housing options
- Community Reintegration
6-Month Pre- Release Program
TRI staff and Denver Women’s Correctional Facility personnel work together to refer and interview candidates who meet specific criteria for the Pre-Release Program. Up to 12 women at DWCF are chosen every 6 months to participate in the program who meet our criteria. This program uses a cognitive behavioral based approach to decrease criminogenic thinking and increase participants’ ability to make healthier decisions.
- A 6-month, University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute-Cognitive Behavioral Intervention (UCCI-CBI) program delivered by The Reentry Initiative.
- Inmates attend classes 2 hours twice a week.
- Inmates will be offered case management in conjunction with their DWCF case manager and a transition plan to prepare for release.
Post-Release Transitional Services at the Welcome Back Center
Upon release from Denver Women’s Correctional Facility our participants receive one of our Welcome Backpacks and begin work with TRI professionals. They have a full range of services available to them at the Welcome Back Center to:
- Create an individualized Transition Plans prior to release from DWCF.
- Schedule a meeting with Parole Officer.
- Match with a mentor, if they would like one, for a year after release.
- Provide ongoing case management services for up to 1 year post release.
Post-Release TRI Transitional House (Boulder County/Longmont)
The two most important and immediate factors to promote successful reentry are employment and housing. Without them, the chances of a successful reintegration are significantly reduced. Successful graduates of TRI’s pre-release program will quality for housing support. Women paroling to the Denver metro areas will be linked up with referrals to sober and safe housing options. Women paroling directly to Boulder County will be eligible to apply to the TRI house.
Housing is key to success.
In one study, returning citizen respondents reported sleeping in the following places upon release:
respondents lived in
on the street
domestic violence shelter