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Returning Citizens & Reentry

The United States Attorney's Office Commitment to Reentry

Every year over 700,000 individuals are released from our nation’s jails and prisons.  These men and women are returning daily to our towns and communities, and the number of them who return to a life of crime and additional prison time continues to rise.  As part of a nationwide effort by the Justice Department to achieve and preserve public safety by reducing recidivism rates, as well as promote the successful reintegration of returning prisoners into their families and our communities, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia is engaged in efforts both inside and outside prison walls to promote public safety by assisting these men and women in managing a successful reentry into society.

Current Reentry Initiatives

The U.S. Attorney’s Office recognizes the importance of educating our communities and helping those reentering society from incarceration. We offer support, education, assistance and guidance to those who want to succeed after prison. We also work with the community to encourage support by ways of housing, employment and transportation.

Reentry Simulation
Mock Job Fairs


To learn more about our reentry efforts, contact:

Ashley Lough
Reentry Coordinator and Community Outreach Specialist sends e-mail)


Updated May 11, 2023