The  Marion County Reentry Initiative (MCRI) is collaborative effort involving community corrections, education, law enforcement and non-profit agencies working together to rebuild lives, promote community safety and save taxpayer money by breaking the cycle of criminal activity.

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MCRI Mission:
To rebuild lives, promote community safety and save taxpayer money.

How?
By breaking the cycle of criminal activity.

Why?

  • > 700 inmates are released to Marion County each year
  • 48% are immediately homeless
  • >50% have no job prospect
  • Most have no transportation
  • 60-70% have had substance abuse problems
  • >200 are soon back in prison

Prevention Works.  Reducing Crime with….

Mentoring - one-to-one mentoring starts in jails, prisons, transition homes and emergency shelters. Mentors provide advocacy for participants.  Mentoring ends when the risk is gone.

Transportation – helping to keep people on time and on the job

Family Strengthening – providing counseling and community resources

Jobs -Providing job training and working with business leaders to employ emerging talent

"Helping ex-offenders successfully integrate into the community IS crime prevention. Crime prevention is a foundation for public safety." Sheriff Jason Myers, Marion County, Oregon