The Discharge Planning model of the Re-Entry Project incorporates all areas of need identified by the inmate and the staff. The services will be provided accordingly with the statement of purpose and mission of the PPS and the recommendations of the Pre and Post Release Sub-committee of the Philadelphia Consensus Group. These include, but are not limited to:
Some of these services are provided by the PPS while the inmate is in custody, depending on availability, and will continue after release through a variety of community agencies and organizations. The probation department receives a copy from the reentry team at time of preparation. The assigned probation officer will be responsible for the monitoring, implementation, and compliance with the components of the discharge plan.
The discharge plan does not end at release. The Reentry Team continues monitoring the inmates’ participation in these services and their progress through the supervision of the probation officer.
The Discharge Plan also includes outcome measures. Our ultimate goal is to reduce the recidivism rate by identifying and addressing the diverse needs of the inmate population outside the prison walls while they are inside and prepare the path so they will look at a smoother journey in hopes it will motivate them to make a change for the better.