More than 15,000 individuals return to their home communities after being released from North Carolina state prisons each year. In fact, about 95 percent of people in prison will eventually return to their home communities.

The Division of Rehabilitation and Reentry oversees a comprehensive array of reentry programs, services and resources to help justice-involved individuals rebuild their lives and successfully reintegrate into their communities. The goal is to begin connecting individuals with resources before they leave incarceration so that support is already in place when they return to their home communities.

The Division offers reentry programs and services, facilitates stakeholder collaboration, and provides education and training regarding reentry best practices. Critical areas of focus include housing, employment, education, physical and mental health, chemical dependency, and basic life skills. The Division also coordinates access to community resources that support justice-involved individuals and provides oversight and support for local reentry councils.