Re-entering the community after jail time is no easy task. After being released, young people often struggle to find a place in society and require critical services and supports. They may benefit from programs and local resources to help rebuild family relationships, reintegrate into school and access public benefits, housing and employment. See below for important support services for reformed juvenile offenders as they move toward a life of stability.
Educational opportunities: After their release from incarceration, it is important for a young person to continue their education. Whether they re-enter public school, enroll in a high school equivalency program or pursue some form of vocational training, education completion helps to set the foundation for lifelong success.
Employment: It is important to get a good, stable job to promote financial freedom and self-reliance. Programs and resources are available in Stark County to help support young people in their search for employment.
Family & friends: After they are released from criminal custody, many young people return to troubled environments. Forming healthy relationships helps them to rebuild a sense of stability and repair damaged relationships.
Mental, emotional & physical health: For those dealing with mental health or medical issues, it is important to get the treatment required to aid in recovery. Free or low-cost health care options are available for individuals without insurance or steady incomes.
Substance use recovery: Many juvenile or young adult offenders struggle with drug and alcohol use. To support healing and recovery, it’s important to have ongoing treatment to address any underlying mental health or substance use issues.
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