Success Stories & Accomplishments

Bexar CountySince beginning work in 2008, the Reentry Program has developed a referral card with important phone numbers for individuals released from the County Jail and a web-based Reentry Resource Directory. Two positions were introduced with a focus on developing release plans, setting appointments and referrals, and providing Reentry programming. They have also hosted statewide Reentry Legislative Forums in San Antonio to discuss legislative issues having an impact on recidivism. The Reentry Council has also developed and implemented specialty courts: Veterans Treatment Court, Reentry Court, and Co-Occurring Disorders Court.

The dedication and focus of the Reentry Council has resulted in a savings of $12 million in jail costs.