Reentry Guidebook


The 2020 edition of the Reentry Guidebook has been in production for three years and was developed by SADO’s Project Reentry. Project Reentry was formed in 2016 in direct response to the needs of our clients returning home from long stays of incarceration.

Reentry back into the community for any formerly incarcerated person can be difficult and can be especially difficult for individuals who serve lengthy incarceration stays. Individuals coming home from prison or jail need assistance with identifying community support, learning how to use technology, developing skills to manage finances, finding reliable transportation or obtaining a driver’s license, applying for public benefits, finding employment and housing, and much more.

This Guidebook attempts to capture the basic information needed to navigate the sometimes-complicated procedures for obtaining basic needs, such as housing, identification, employment, and education. We hope our client population, and those supporting and serving them, will find this Guidebook useful.

You can find the 2020 Reentry Guidebook hereA printed version can be purchased for $5: email Heather at hwaara@sado.org.