Transition Services

The Transition Services team helps prepare individuals to navigate life successfully in their local communities. This includes helping offenders develop the tools they need for successful transition and coordinating critical support services for justice-involved individuals living in the community.

Community partnerships and collaborations are an important component of the section’s efforts. To that end, Transition Services funds and provides oversight for local reentry councils that provide support services related to housing, employment, transportation, vocational training, and other critical life areas. The section also offers other reentry programs and services, including transitional housing. The goal is to help justice-involved individuals find gainful employment, secure stable housing, become self-sufficient, manage family responsibilities, and make positive contributions to their communities.

Local Reentry Councils (LRCs)

A local reentry council (LRC) is an organized network of individuals and agencies that provide programs and services to support justice-involved citizens living in local communities. The LRC mission is to reduce recidivism and victimization, enhance public safety, create a network of individuals and organizations assisting justice-involved individuals, maximize the use of existing resources and services, and develop innovative responses to address gaps in resources and services.

North Carolina has 17 local reentry councils that serve justice-involved individuals in 19 counties. Typical services include assistance with housing, employment, transportation, substance abuse, obtaining personal documentation, and other basic needs. A successful LRC relies on strong community collaborations and partnerships. A local executive committee governs the operation of the LRC, while an advisory committee helps to identify gaps in services and resources available from local service providers. Through an agreement with NCDAC, each LRC has an intermediary agency that provides managerial oversight, administrative support, fiscal accountability, and coordination of services. 

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For more information , contact Lateisha Thrash, Reentry Services Director , at