Tarrant County, Texas, Starts Creative New Program for Prisoner Reentry – the Network of Care
The new Tarrant Cares for Ex-Offender Reentry Resources, a Web site that assists a vulnerable population of previously incarcerated citizens, is a huge benefit to Tarrant County and to those seeking help, county officials say.
Last year, a directory of Tarrant County’s reentry services was established, but that resource guide was basic and needed to be improved, said Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley. That’s when Tarrant Cares, the county’s Trilogy Network of Care system, stepped forward.
“Now when you look at Reentry on Tarrant Cares, you can find a lot of different and additional resources,” Whitley said. “The database is more relevant and and useful.”
The Reentry module provides information about all types of services, designed to support ex-offenders, family members and case managers.
“The Tarrant Cares Web site has proven to be an invaluable resource for our community since it began in 2010,” Whitley said. “The Web site is a fast and easy way to access comprehensive community services, information, support, advocacy, news and assistance on the most local level. It’s a great database that enables consumers to quickly find local programs and services.
“The Reentry module is one more way to build and strengthen a great resource,” Whitley said. “This takes it to a much higher level.”
Roddy Youree, chief operating officer of Cornerstone Assistance Network, added, “In 2013, reentry service providers in Tarrant County began looking for a solution for an online directory of reentry-specific resources in the community. After designing and implementing our own simple directory, we learned that Tarrant Cares was considering a Reentry module.
“Building upon the success of Tarrant Cares, we knew that Trilogy's customer service would be outstanding, and they did not disappoint,” Youree said. “After being customized to our needs, the directory was launched and is now providing valuable data to the reentry community about organizations and the services they offer, in categories that are useful to all those involved in reentry, including case managers, probation officers, social workers, chaplains, family members, and most importantly, ex-offenders themselves. On behalf of Cornerstone Assistance Network and the many other reentry service providers in Tarrant County, we say thank you to Trilogy and Tarrant Cares for the great work that you do.”
If you are interested in learning more about this remarkable project, please contact Bruce Bronzan at Bronzan@trilogyir.com or (415) 458-5900.
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