Coordinated by Flintridge Center since its formation in 2010, the Reintegration Network is a coalition of local service providers and public agencies working together to meet the needs of formerly incarcerated individuals returning to our community. Trying to prevent recidivism, the multisector coalition includes the Pasadena Police Department and community-based, faith-based, philanthropic, business, civic and educational organizations.
The transition from incarceration back into the community involves overwhelming barriers to meeting the most basic human needs — housing, employment and health care. Without the ability to meet their basic necessities, previously incarcerated community members are highly likely to be reincarcerated for new offenses or violations.
By providing a safety net of effective and comprehensive services and resources for out-of-custody life, the Network seeks to lower the rate of recidivism. The Network's key initiative is the Pasadena/Altadena Community Team (PACT) monthly resource fair. Flintridge Center coordinates these monthly events and follows up with each community member who attends the fair.
Using a dignified and compassionate approach, we seek to help community members meet their needs and leave the cycle of violence, repeating offenses, and poverty. Moreover, with the efforts to reduce recidivism, we are also working to ensure the safety and well-being of our entire community.
Click here (PDF) to view our strategic plan to align stakeholders and strengthen services for formerly incarcerated community members.
To learn more about the Reintegration Network, contact Chris Finney, Case Manager.