What We Do: Re-entry
Re-Entry Mediation is a service MCRC provides through a strong and healthy partnership with Howard County Detention Center (HCDC) in Jessup, MD. With the assistance of two professionally trained volunteer mediators, this specific process allows insiders to have a face-to-face guided conversation with outside participants who they may feel are important to their success as members of the community. Re-entry mediation session are held at HCDC, all participants, and the mediators must abide by HCDC rules and regulation while on HCDC premises. Participation is neutral, confidential, and voluntary. Insiders who elect to mediate are encouraged to use the session to make plans to support their return into the community upon release. The participants can create action plans focusing upon important topics, such as employment, living arrangements, school, and relationships. Current research conducted in Maryland identifies a significant reduction in recidivism rates for insiders who participated in just one mediation session and further reductions realized with multiple sessions.
We HEAR…To HELP!
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM or by appointment
9770 Patuxent Woods Drive Suite 306
Columbia, MD 21046