The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland recognizes the importance of successful reentry. The primary focus of our reentry efforts is to remove or reduce barriers to successful reentry, so that motivated individuals are able to compete for a job, attain stable housing, support their families, and contribute to their communities.
Reentry initiatives rely on collaborative efforts between service providers and law enforcement, engaging returning citizens with resources for employment training, education, housing, mental health and substance abuse treatment, child support modification, and other tools needed for success. Law enforcement and prosecution partners also provide an education about the consequences of returning to criminal activity.
Description of Reentry Resource Guide
Returning citizens may not have been incarcerated in the same jurisdiction to which they are returning, which can make it difficult to locate and access services upon leaving a correctional facility. In an effort to support men and women in successful reentry, the U.S. Attorney's Office has compiled the Maryland Reentry Resource guide posted below. The guide is broken down by county and provides up to date information on federal, state, local, and nonprofit services.
*If you are a service provider and would like to be in the directory or submit any changes, please contact the Reentry and Community Outreach Program at USAMD.ReEntry@usdoj.gov
For information on ID and Driver’s licenses click here
For information on Employment click here
For information on Apprenticeship programs click here
For information on Federal Bonding click here
Maryland Statewide Alliance for Returning Citizens
The mission of the Maryland Statewide Alliance for Returning Citizens (MSARC) is to provide collaborative and holistic support for reentry programs and organizations that serve justice-involved individuals throughout the State.
With the motto of "Paving the way for reentry in Maryland, reducing recidivism," the alliance provides the opportunity to connect with other nonprofits, community-based reentry service providers to share information, insights about their work, collaborate on projects, and to serve as a collective voice for reentry and returning citizens in the State of Maryland.
MSARC has six committees which include:
- Advocacy and legislation
- Best practices/measuring success/data sharing
- Grants and funding access
- Job training/employment/second chance hiring
- Mental Health
If you are a 501(c)(3) non-profit in good standing and provide direct reentry services to incarcerated and/or returning citizens in Maryland and would like to join MSARC, or would like more information, please contact the Reentry and Community Outreach Program at USAMD.ReEntry@usdoj.gov
- Job fairs
- Resource Fairs
- Community Outreach