Approximately 60 people in prison are released each month to Marion County Oregon
About 4400 people are currently on County supervision in Marion County Oregon
• 50% plus of those released from prison have no place to live
• Most have no employment
• Many need treatment for drug-related offenses
• Many others are on mental health medications.
The Marion County Reentry Initiative exists to address community safety concerns by assisting individuals to successfully make the transition from incarceration to the community. This effort, between law enforcement agencies, local service organizations, churches and business leaders is reshaping how Salem and the rest of Marion County deals with these 700 - 800 men and women released from prison each year back into our community.
Once the cycle of criminal behavior is broken, the incidence of recidivism plummets. Millions of dollars a year could be saved in this way. But more importantly, a successful reentry reduces crime, restores lives and builds healthier communities.
A recent part of this initiative is the development of the De Muniz Pine Street Resource Center, a one stop center that will improve access to existing resources and provide direct services to
Those formerly incarcerated. This includes access to legal, medical, educational and employment assistance. Additional services that will provide a foundation for success include housing, transportation, family reunification and others.
The Center is located at 355 Pine Street NE in Salem at the corner of Pine and Liberty Streets. Office hours are Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. In addition to Center staff, representatives from other community agencies will be at the center to offer on-site services.
The Center welcomes community involvement and volunteers. Please drop by for a visit or call/e-mail Center staff to arrange a tour.
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