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Leon County Commissioners to consider prison reentry program

Leon County Commissioners to consider prison reentry program
Leon County Commissioners to consider prison reentry program
Posted at 7:13 AM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 03:32:28-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - There could be more options for recently incarcerated people.

WTXL ABC's Jada Williams shared details about a reentry program that could be partnering with the county.

Prison reentry programs continue to be an issue that the Leon County Sheriff's Office and County Commissioners want to address.

Leon County Commissioners will decide if they want to enter into a partnership with Disc Village, a behavioral health program in Tallahassee.

Through recommendations from the Public Safety Coordinating Council, Disc Village is being identified as a potential place for the county to work with for offender reentry services through the Leveraging Interventions For Transformations Program.

The LIFT Program is designed for Leon County Detention inmates who are nearing the end of their sentences and preparing to transition back into the community.

The commission will discuss it Monday at 3 p.m. during their commission board meeting.

The county has seven programs, but no two programs are alike and some offer things others don't.