Los Angeles Reentry
The Los Angeles Reentry Collaborative is a network of organizations partnering to promote successful reentry and reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals and reduce recidivism in Central and South Los Angeles. Launched as an initiative of Center for Council and Beyond Us and Them, the Los Angeles Reentry Collaborative supports a wide network of reentry service providers in Los Angeles, as one of 37 Accountable Communities for Health (ACH) funded by CACHI.
Incarceration in California is a public health crisis. The wellbeing of system-impacted populations presents an enormous challenge and addressing this need is a necessary facet in improving the overall public health conditions of Los Angeles. California, and Los Angeles in particular, is home to very large populations of system-impacted people and the health and wellness needs of individuals involved in the reentry process are critically important. Cycles of incarceration, reentry and recidivism are complicated and multidimensional. Addressing this complex need calls for the mobilization of a strong, interwoven network of providers, resources and solutions. Our ACH seeks to engage the emergent collective wisdom of a diverse, interconnected, multi-sector collaboration to respond to this profound challenge.
The LA Reentry Collaborative ACH operates in an interdisciplinary manner, weaving together organizations from several sectors, including but not limited to healthcare organizations and hospitals, community based organizations, case management services, peer therapy providers, residential facilities and homeless shelters. Members of the LA Reentry Collaborative ACH provide a range of critical services to those individuals on the journey of reentry and reintegration, including prison in-reach services, warm handoff support, professional training, counseling services, housing, educational opportunities, tattoo removal, case management and linkages to providers throughout the
California is home to one of the largest prison populations and Los Angeles County has one of the largest populations of system-impacted people in the country. One third of the individuals released from California state prisons now return to the Los Angeles area. Central Los Angeles is a major transit center and, as a result, many individuals on the path of reentry end up in the area. Central and South Los Angeles also consist of many neighborhoods that have historically been harmed by racially biased practices and policies and have been negatively impacted by over-policing. For these and other reasons, the health and wellness of individuals on the journey of reentry presents a critical challenge that must be addressed as part of the public health and wellness priorities of Central and South Los Angeles.
Our vision for the Los Angeles Reentry Collaborative ACH is to foster an inclusive environment where diverse organizations can come together in a meaningful way, share expertise, exchange ideas, and forge valuable partnerships that will ultimately lead to improved health and wellbeing outcomes for our communities.