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S.T.A.R.T. - Sheriff's Transitional Assistance Reentry Team

San Bernardino County, CA
Program Year: 2019

Abstract:
START is program designed to reduce recidivism amongst inmates who are prone to reoffend. START is available to inmates across the societal spectrum including: veterans, those who are homeless, medically fragile subjects, and those with behavioral or mental health issues. The program's focus is to connect participants with resources and services while incustody, so once they are released they will have a support system in place. Too often subjects reoffend because they lack the connections and support to help them successfully reintegrate into mainstream society. Since its inception, START has met with over 3000 inmates and successfully connected 817 of them with services and resources. 173 of those inmates who identified as homeless had housing arranged upon release. START's goal and mission is to reduce recidivism through innovation and a proactive approach.

Contact:
Mr. Jeff Allison
Sergeant