Illinois Department of Corrections

November 21, 2019

Graduation held at Illinois DOC facility for 3 in-prison reentry programs

The Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center, an in-prison treatment program funded by the Illinois Department of Corrections, recently held a graduation within the facility. The event celebrated participants who successfully completed three in-custody treatment programs, including the Certified Associate Addictions Professionals (CAAP) program, which offers training for participants to become certified […]
November 5, 2019

Chicago Heights Reentry Program Grads Complete Vocational Training

Former reentry participants from the Chicago Heights Reentry Service Center in Illinois celebrated completing their vocational training at Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. on August 28. The former participants earned their Carpentry Level 1 and OSHA Level 10 licenses, allowing them to continue their successful reentry journey with new job […]
September 11, 2019

Journal of Community Corrections Features Research on GEO Reentry Day Reporting Centers

A newly published article in the Journal of Community Corrections includes an in-depth analysis of non-residential reentry centers, or day reporting centers, and their effect on recidivism rates. Written by GEO Group Director of Research Ralph Fretz, GEO Reentry Services Vice President John Thurston, and GEO Continuum of Care Divisional […]
August 12, 2019

Several GEO Reentry programs in Illinois host summer graduations and resource fairs

Several GEO Reentry programs in Illinois are celebrating participant graduations, also known as transition celebrations, this summer. These events mark successful completion of commitments by parolees who have attended programs at GEO Reentry non-residential reentry centers. At these programs, GEO Reentry provide a structured combination of cognitive behavioral treatment, training […]