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IDOC : Road to Re-Entry

Road to Re-Entry > Partners in Re-Entry Partners in Re-Entry

In 2003, the Indiana Department of Correction made significant strides implementing the national reentry model, "Transition from Prison to Community Initiative" (TPCI) developed by the National Institute of Corrections in an effort to reduce recidivism and promote public safety.

TPCI is implemented through a multi-agency partnership with common interests in improving the transition from incarceration back into Indiana's communities.

Following is a listing of our current Partners:

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles

  • In 2006, the Indiana Department of correction opened two limited license branches under the Bureau of Motor Vehicles guidance at the Rockville Correctional Facility and Westville Correctional Facility to issue Identification Cards to offenders pre-release.

  • In 2009, the IDOC and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) partnered in assisting offenders in obtaining a state identification prior to release. The BMV allows their mobile unit to visit several of our facilities to assist offenders in having a state identification when they are released from our facilities. In 2010, the BMV mobile unit was able to provide over 700 ID cards to offenders.

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

  • In 2006, the Indiana Department of Correction signed an agreement with the Department of Workforce Development to support a full-time staff person devoted to assisting offenders with employment related activities at the Plainfield Re-Entry Educational Facility.

Indiana Legal Services

  • The Indiana Department of Correction is working with Indiana Legal Services (ILS). ILS is providing limited legal services to offenders on such topics as child support and suspended driver's licenses.

Indiana State Department of Health

  • In 2006, the Indiana Department of Correction signed an agreement with the Indiana State Department of Health to purchase birth certificates for offenders prior to release from incarceration. More than 2,500 certificates have been purchased for offenders since entering into this agreement.

Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

  • In 2006, the Indiana Department of Correction partnered with the Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI) and the Department of Workforce Development to develop a statewide comprehensive social service resource directory called SHARE Network. This web-based directory is free and available to the public at large. SHARE Network can be used by case/care management providers as well as parole, probation, and community corrections officers assisting clients in need of resources such as food, clothing, transportation, housing, etc., while they seek gainful employment.

Social Security Administration

  • In 2006, the Indiana Department of Correction entered into an agreement with the Social Security Administration enabling offenders to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) pre-release.

  • In 2010, The Indiana Department of Correction and the Social Security Administration entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that enables offenders within 120 days of release to obtain a replacement Social Security Card.