Building a Community-Focused Path to Re-entry

Approximately 40,000 adults are under the supervision of the Los Angeles County Probation Department. To help these individuals successfully reintegrate into communities, the department is adopting a more community-focused approach that centers on increased community engagement, peer mentorships, and access to comprehensive wraparound services.

FUSE executive fellow Amy Cross will help advance these efforts by researching best practices in community-based reintegration and identifying opportunities to make county services more responsive to communities’ needs. Amy will propose a strategy for the county’s mentorship program and support planning for a day-long reentry symposium for up to 1,000 stakeholders from across sectors, who will identify missing services and clarify how to distribute resources more effectively. Together, these initiatives can offer a clearer pathway to successful reentry for justice-involved individuals.