GEO Reentry Services and the Idaho Department of Correction held a Winter Transition Celebration – aka a reentry graduation – for more than two dozen individuals on parole who have successfully completed the Connection and Intervention Station reentry program in Boise, Idaho, this month. The reentry graduation was held at an offsite location to mark the special occasion for graduating parolees.
A former program participant, Mandy Cowans, was the event’s guest speaker. GEO Reentry staff, family members, community partner agencies, DOC officials and others attended the event to celebrate program graduates’ accomplishments. The reentry graduation was an opportunity for the participants and their support network to celebrate the successful completion of this unique program designed to reduce criminal behavior.
KTVB News Was There
At the Boise CIS, participants undergo multi-phase evidence-based programming that includes an individualized behavior change plan to address criminogenic risks and needs; access to community resources for employment, education, housing and more; case management; and classes that encourage participants to confront their beliefs and practice pro-social decision-making.
Services are delivered in-person Monday through Friday, and participants can access technology-based programming and virtual services throughout the state using a cell phone, tablet or computer. This dual format allows GEO Reentry staff to maintain close contact with participants and consistently monitor their progress.
Combining in-person and technology-based services allows the DOC to serve individuals across the state and facilitates ongoing contact with participants to support their successful reentry.
GEO Reentry operates CIS offices for the DOC in Boise, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Lewiston, Nampa-Caldwell, Pocatello and Coeur d’ Alene.