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Thursday, December 02, 2021

Reentry Program


The Reentry Program's mission is to enhance public safety by bringing together the public and private resources of Douglas County to help persons incarcerated successfully re-enter our community as accountable, contributing, self-sufficient and law-abiding citizens.


In 2017 Douglas County, Kansas was selected by SAMHSA as a Best Practice Site


  Douglas County, Kansas was an initial pilot site for the National Institute of Correction TJC Project.  


Reentry Services


ACUTE Case Management Services

(Short-term Goal Directed)

Resource and Guidance Reentry:

  • All offenders by request or referral. Short-term goal directed case management.
  • Focus is on resource acquisition: Medications, Mental Health or Substance Abuse Treatment, Transportation, Employment, Housing, Identification.
  • Post-Release: until goal completion, follow-up calls as needed. 

Intensive Case Management Services

(180 days Post-Release)

Reentry Intensive Case Management:

  • Serving Sentence more than 30 days
  • Douglas County, Kansas Resident
  • All cases must have reached disposition
  • No detainers or warrants

Reentry Programming


 Programs at the Douglas County Correctional Facility (DCCF) began when the building opened in 1999:

  • 45+ programs weekly
  • 70+ community volunteers
  • Community Cognitive Behavioral Program
  • Programs are in collaboration with Douglas County Community Corrections (DCCC) and Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC)

Specialized Programming


Mental Health Programs at the DCCF

USD 497 provides a full-time teacher to the DCCF through a grant. During the past 4 years the "Learning Lab" has averaged 6 High School diploma completions.

Women's Substance Use Disorder Prosecutor-Led Diversion treatment Program


Mental Health Services with Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center



Bert Nash has been providing mental health services in the DCCF since 2001, including:

  • Screening and Assessment
  • Psychiatric Treatment
  • Reentry Case Managment
  • Assess-Identify-Divert Clinical Case Management Program
  • In facility programs

For more information click the logo links above. By registering for a free login, you can also contact the Reentry Office for more information.