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Re-Entry Services

LSS Re-Entry Services offers assistance to individuals who are transitioning from correctional facilities, group homes and chemical dependency treatment facilities into their home communities.

Re-Entry Services supports men and women as they prepare for release from incarceration, re-enter their communities, re-engage with their families and find employment. LSS currently offers the following services:

Community Work Training in Sioux Falls LSS provides job readiness training and job-seeking assistance to individuals re-entering the programming who have experienced disruptions in their employment.

Abusive Partner Intervention Programming: LSS provides assessments and groups for individuals in the Sioux Falls area that have been using domestic violence, and power and control in their intimate partner relationships. The goal is to create a better understanding of safe and violence-free relationships and help the participants find peace, stability and healthy respect in their relationships.

Criminal Justice Initiative MRT and CBISA (Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse) Services LSS provides evidence-based classes in contracted geographic areas around the state of South Dakota. The purpose and goal are to provide evidence-based programming instead of incarceration.

Intermediate Correctional Intervention Program In partnership with the Department of Corrections and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, LSS operates a residential/community program in the Rapid City area for women in the correctional system but do not require incarceration in the state penitentiary system. Evidence-Based programming and intensive relationship-driven case management services are offered to women referred to rebuild their lives in the Rapid City community.

Moving On Program: LSS provides the Moving On program to women housed in the South Dakota Women’s Prison located in Pierre. The Moving On program provides clients with alternatives to criminal activity by helping them identify and utilize personal and community resources.

Adult Re-Entry: LSS provides programming to men in the South Dakota State Prison in Sioux Falls and the Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield. This program utilizes the Seeking Safety program which focuses on PTSD and substance abuse. Re-Entry coaches also assist clients with re-entry support as they prepare for their release back to the community.

Resources for Transitioning from Correctional Facilities to Communities

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