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What is Reentry?

More people are leaving prisons across the country to return to their families and communities than at any other time in our history. Nationally, over 1,700 a day are released from state and federal prisons.  From a number of perspectives, the issue of how people fare after they exit the prison gates has received renewed attention. Not only are more prisoners returning home than ever before, but they are also returning less prepared for life on the outside. Many will experience difficulty managing the most basic ingredients of successful reintegration—reconnecting with jobs, housing and their families, and accessing needed substance abuse and health care treatment. Most will be rearrested within three years, and many will be returned to prison for new crimes or parole violations. The cycle of incarceration and reentry into society carries the potential for profound adverse consequences for prisoners, their families and communities. But just as the potential costs are great, so too are the opportunities for interventions that could enhance the public safety, health and cohesion of the communities at the center of this cycle.              

Prisoner Reentry Defined

 Prisoner reentry is the process of leaving prison or jail and returning to society. Most prisoners experience reentry irrespective of their method of release or form of supervision. If the reentry process is successful, there are benefits in terms of improved public safety and the long-term reintegration of the former prisoner. Public safety gains are typically measured in terms of reduced recidivism. Reintegration outcomes would include increased participation in social institutions such as the labor force, families, communities, schools, and religious organizations. Successful reentry produces benefits for individual prisoners, their families, the communities to which they return, and the broader society.
 

Description:

Reentry is a vital component of Palm Beach County's criminal justice strategy. Florida offender reentry efforts seek to promote offender success in the community and reduce the recidivism rate of offenders released from prison. Florida has embraced statewide and county-specific initiatives to address this important public safety issue.

Vision:

To define a standard of excellence for offender transition that encourages correctional practitioners and community-based organizations to implement its various elements.

Mission:

To reduce crime by implementing a seamless plan of services and supervision developed with each ex-offender, delivered through state and local collaboration, from the time of their entry into prison through their transition, reintegration and aftercare in the community.

Reentry Website: http://www.cjcrestore.com/  

 

Reentry Task Force and Subcommittee Membership

 

CareyHaughwout
Carey Haughwout
Chairperson

The Re-entry Task Force began meeting in February 2008.  Initially the committee was temporary in nature, charged to examine remaining unresolved issues or action items from former Governor Bush’s Statewide Initiative. As assessment and several implementation actions were completed.  The Criminal Justice Commission formally adopted the Re-Entry Task Force as an ongoing committee in November 2008.  Palm Beach County Public Defender Carey Haughwout and former Congressman Harry Johnston co-chaired this initial effort.

The task Force is comprised of elected officials, and other stakeholders involved in reentry throughout Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission
Reentry Task Force and Subcommittee Membership*
(Revised February 2015)
2015

I. Reentry  Task Force
    1. Office of the Public Defender – Carey Haughwout** Chair
    2. Veteran’s Administration – Marla Brundies
    3. CareerSource – Steve Craig, CEO : Proxy, Michelle Dryer
    4. Palm Beach State College – Dr. Dennis Gallon, President
    5. Literacy Coalition – Darlene Kostrob, CEO
    6. Health Dept – TBD
    7. Florida Department of Corrections - Rosalyn Baker, Community Corrections Circuit IV Administrator
    8. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office - Chief Deputy Michael Gauger
    9. Florida Department of Juvenile Justice – Greg Starling
    10. Office of the State Attorney – TBD
    11. Palm Beach Department of Public Safety – Nicole Bishop
    12. Matthew 25 Ministries – Maggie Witherow
    13. Gulfstream Goodwill – Michele Carter
    14. Riviera Beach Community Justice Service Center-  Orie Bullard
    15. Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners – Hon. Priscilla Taylor
    16. Prison Fellowship – Raeanne Hance, Executive Director
    17. Salvation Army (FBOP Reentry Center) – Greg Rydman, Business Manager
    18. JAY Ministry – Br. Bob Felder
    19. The Lord’s Place – Diana Stanley
    20. Court Administration  - Michelle Spangenberg
    21. Florida Department of Corrections- Ann Casey
    22. Criminal Justice Commission- Barbara Chieves
    23. Palm Beach County Sherriff’s Office- Captain Alfonso Starling
    24. Florida Department of Corrections- Charles Lawrence
    25. Sago Palm Reentry Center Staff- Cynthia Martin
    26. True Fast Ministries - Brother Robert Graham
    27. Sago Palm Reentry Center- Everett MacPherson
    28. Palm Beach County Sherriff’s Office- Tamara Starks
    29. Court Administration - Kathleen Kroll, Juvenile Judge
    30. CARP- Kathleen Herd

II. Employment, Training & Education Subcommittee

    1. Michelle Dryer, CareerSourcee ** Chair
    2. Jeff McGinley, President, Florida Training Services, Inc.
    3. Tamara Starks, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
    4. Raeanne Hance, Prison Fellowship
    5. Eve Lyon, The Lord’s Place
    6. Lisa Bozzone, Court Administration
    7. Orie Bullard, City of Riviera Beach
    8. Jessica Hidalgo, Gulfstream Goodwill
    9. Jeff Sturgeon, The Lord’s Place
    10. Dawn Davenport, The Lord's Place
    11. Barbara Chieves, Converge and Associates
    12. Babara Gerlock,
    13. Commissioner Sylvia Moffett, City of West Palm Beach
    14. Craig Spatara, Criminal Justice Commission
    15. Cristy Altaro,Court Administration
    16. Crystal Leonard, PBC Schools
    17. Dennis Richards, PBC Alliance
    18. Det. Steven Mooney, WPB PD
    19. Diane Walker, City of Pahokee
    20. Helen Ott, Career Source
    21. Jennifer Loyless, Public Defender's Office
    22. Kathy Michaud, Riviera Beach Justice Service Center
    23. Lindsay Slattery, Vita Nova Inc.
    24. Lindsay K. Laeha, Career Source
    25. Lisa Mason, Gulfstream Goodwill
    26. Marcia Bahia, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
    27. Michael Rodriguez, Criminal Justice Commission
    28. Michele Carter, Gulfstream Goodwill
    29. Rae Whitely, Team of Hope
    30. Schnelle Tonge, Public Defender's Office

III. Sustainability Subcommittee

    1. Diana Stanley, The Lord’s Place ** Chair
    2. Tamara Starks, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, **Vice-Chair 
    3. Jeanette Gordon, Riviera Beach Community Justice Service Center
    4. Dan Destefano, Gulfstream Goodwill
    5. Raeanne Hance, Prison Fellowship
    6. Kathleen Herd, CARP
    7. Jeremy Morse, The Lord’s Place
    8. Ann Casey, FDOC
    9. Jennifer Loyless, Public Defender’s Office
    10. Robert Graham, True Fast Ministries
    11. Amy Dean, Palm Healthcare Foundation
    12. Jimmie Reese, Sago Palm Reentry Center
    13. Michele Carter, Gulfstream Goodwil
    14. Rosalyn Baker, Florida Department of Corrections
    15. Capt. Starling, PBSO
    16. Daniel Gibson, The Lord's Place
    17. Greg Starling, Dept. Of Juvenile Justice
    18. Justice Prevail, One World Learning Center
    19. Larry Rein, Childnet
    20. Maggie Witherow, Matthew25 Ministries
    21. Marsha Martino, Gulfstream Goodwill
    22. Michael Gauger, PBSO
    23. Michael Rodriguez, Criminal Justice Commission
    24. Barry Moore, Palm Beach State College
    25. Orie Bullard, City of Riviera Beach
    26. Priscilla Taylor, County Commissioner
    27. Sherri Collins, State Attorney's Office
    28. Yvette Salinas, Florida Department of Corrections

IV. Data and Evaluation Subcommittee

    1. Jennifer Loyless, Office of the Public Defender ** Chair
    2. Tamara Starks, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
    3. Daniel Gibson, The Lord’s Place
    4. Michele Carter, Gulfstream Goodwill
    5. Jessica Hidalgo, Gulfstream Goodwill
    6. Michelle Spangenberg, Court Administration
    7. Pamela Gionfriddo, CEO, Mental Health Association
    8. Bettie Barret, Florida Department of Corrections
    9. Rosalyn Baker, Florida Department of Corrections
    10. Capt, Starling, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
    11. Greg Rydman, Salavation Army
    12. Jeff Sturgeon, The Lord's Place
    13. Marsha Martino, Gulfstream Goodwill
    14. Michael Rodriguez, Criminal Justice Commission
    15. Orie Bullard, City of Riviera Beach
    16. Oudeline Narcisse, Gulfstream Goodwill
    17. Rodrick White, PBSO

V. Housing Subcommittee

    1. Daniel Gibson, The Lord's Place ** Chair
    2. Rosalyn Baker, Florida Department of Corrections
    3. Orie Bullard, Riviera Beach Community Justice Service Center
    4. Michele Carter, Gulfstream Goodwill
    5. Robert Graham, True Fast Ministries
    6. Annetta Jenkins, Riviera Beach CRA
    7. Melissa Lewis,
    8. Jennifer Loyless, Public Defender's Office
    9. Roderick McLeod, Riviera Beach CRA
    10. Patrick McNamara, Community Partnership Group
    11. Terri Murray, Neighborhood Renaissance
    12. Meredith E. Powers-Lupo, Veteran's Administration
    13. Michael Rodriguez, Criminal Justice Commission
    14. Greg Rydman, Salvation Army
    15. Craig Spatara, Criminal Justice Commission
    16. Tamara Starks, PBC Sherrif's Office
    17. Claudia Tuck, PBC

VI. Sex Offender Subcommittee

1.   Bernard Featherman, Mayor, City of Highland Beach, ** Chair
2.   Charrisse Van Biesen, The Lord’s Place
3.   Lois Salton, Department of Juvenile Justice
4.   Dan Destefano, Gulfstream Goodwill
5.   Rosalyn Baker, Community Corrections
6.   Cherry Grant, Public Defender’s Office
7.   Chief John Stewart, Jupiter Inlet Colony
8.   Chris Slydell, The Lord’s Place
9.   Dr. Lori Butt’s, Sex Offender Treatment
10. Jennifer Loyless, Public Defender’s Office
11. Jim Eggenberger, Jerome Golden Center
12. Det. Larry Wood, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
13. Michelle Spangenbeg, Court Administration
14. Raeanne Hance, Prison Fellowship
15. Robert Graham, True Fast Ministries
16. Sgt. Mark Jolly, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
17. Warden Charles Lawrence, Martin County Correctional Institution
18. Carey Haughwout, Public Defender
19. Carlo Grosso, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
20. Det. Courtney Minton, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
21. Det. Kevin Umphrey, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
22. Francy Vasquez, Riviera Beach
23. Gena Rowlands, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
24. Jill Levenson PH.D., Lynn University
25. John Pruitt, Jupiter Inlet Colony
26. K. Tucker, Oakwood Center
27 Thomas Lanahan, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
28. Maggie Witherow, Matthew 25 Ministries
29. Minka Veasy, Riviera Beach Justice Service Center
30. Nicholas Fricke, Court Administration
31. Orie Bullard, City of Riviera Beach
32. Patti Aupperlee, First United Methodist Church
33. Reid Scott, State Attorney's Office
34. Ted Rodarm, Matthew 24 Ministries

VII.  Juvenile Offender Subcommittee

1.   Judge Kroll, ** Chair
2.   Lois Salton, Department of Juvenile Justice
3.   Greg Starling, Department of Juvenile Justice
4.   Kevin Housel, Department of Juvenile Justice
5.   Bianca Prevauls, Family member
6.   Officer Kellman, Municipal Law Enforcement
7.   Jay Bonner, Fiath-Based Advocate
8.   Tana Ebbole, Children’s Services Council
9.   Nora Collins-Manderville- Advocate
10. Father Leo Fisher, Faith Based Advocate
11. Crystal Leonard, PBC School District
14. Barbara White, Public Defender’s Office
15. Dennis Miles, Department of Children and Families
16. Claudia Laos, Eckerd
17. Shayna Gilmore, Parent Child Center
18. Twila Taylor, PBC Youth Affairs
19. Tanya Tibby, PBC Youth Affairs
20. Articia Futch,Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
21. Barbara Gerlock, Juvenile Justice Board
22. Cristy Altero, Court Administration
23. Lynn Powell, State Attorney’s Office
24. Michele Carter, Gulfstream Goodwill
25. Diane Walker, Municipal Representative
26. Angela Bess, PBC School District
27. Rosalyn Baker, DOC
28. Marcia Bahia, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
29. Pat Sheffield, JDAI

VIII. Mental Wellness

1.   Marsha Martino, Gulfstream Goodwill ** Chair
2.   Bernadette Jasper, The Lord's Place
3.   Craig Spatara, Criminal Justice Commission
4.   Daniel Gibson, The Lord's Place
5.   Danielle Ouellette, Gulfstream Goodwill
6.   Dawn Davenport, The Lords Place
7.   Dhiny Mercedes, Florida Department of Corrections
8.   Jennifer Loyless, Public Defender's Office
9.   Jessica Wally, Gulfstream Goodwill
10. Liz Downey, NAMI PBC
11. Lori Long,
12, Michele Carter, Gulfstream Goodwill
13. Melissa Lewis, SCMHC Inc
14. Michael Rodriguez, Criminal Justice Commission
15. Minka Veasy, Riviera Beach Justice Service Center
16. Orie Bullard, City of Riviera Beach
17. Pam Gionfriddo, CEO Mental Health Assoc.
18. Rita Ruggles, SEFBHN
19. Chris Slydell, The Lord's Place
20. Stephen Weigert,
21. Terry Trobaugh

 

 

 

 

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