NOTE: This is a PDF of the full planning report, including the Executive Summary. To view only the Executive Summary, go here.
About This Study: This planning report presents the recommendations from the Greater Waterbury Reentry Council members and community stakeholders for establishing a Greater Waterbury Reentry Welcome Center to serve the needs of people returning home from incarceration and their families. Applying practice-based knowledge of reentry specialists with knowledge from people who have lived experience of incarceration and best practices research, this Center aims to increase public safety and public health and reduce recidivism among residents of Greater Waterbury. The aim is to open this Center by July 2021.
The Greater Waterbury Reentry Council is a collaboration of federal, state, and local organizations and individuals, who have come together to help facilitate the transition of returning citizens and those involved in Connecticut’s criminal justice system, by providing support, resources, information, and advocacy to help remove barriers impeding their ability to sustain productive and purposeful lives.
This study was commissioned by Community Partners in Action on behalf of the Greater Waterbury Reentry Council and funded by the Connecticut Community Foundation, Tow Foundation, and Ion Bank Foundation. Diamond Research Consulting conducted the planning research and developed the final report.