Re-entry Challenges Corrections/Reentry/Parole Issues

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Lorraine Priest, Ray Lawson Bynum Jr., Raymond Delaney, South University/New Orleans; Lorraine Priest, Frederick Lawrence, Debbie Ferguson, Donna Smith,
Presentation Date: 
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Event or Conference: 
55th ACJS Annual Conference
Presentation Type: 
Paper Presentation
Boyer's Domain: 
Presentation Location: 
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States
Each offender with special needs face additional challenges while re-entering society. An offender with a physical handicap may have difficulty finding housing meeting ADA requirements. A transgender offender may find difficulties in finding employment. An elderly offender may have physical, mental and physical handicaps which can complicate living in society. Several community organizations have responded for beginning the reentry process before and continuing after an offender’s release. The Reentry Alliance of Louisiana (REAL) and the Louisiana Coalition for Offender Resources (LaCOR) consists of multiple public and private community-wide organizations working to identify available resources and provide programs centered on the development of offenders.