Reentry in the News

See what the Missouri Department of Corrections and partner organizations are doing to help incarcerated Missourians successfully return to the community. 

Reentry Opportunity Center (ROC)

A new Columbia community center serves as a one-stop shop to help Boone County residents returning from jail or prison access resources they need.

Anne Precythe and Dan Hanneken
Missouri Department of Corrections Director Anne Precythe and in2Action founder Dan Hanneken sign a memorandum of understanding establishing a partnership for the new Reentry Opportunity Center in Columbia, Missouri. Photo from KRCG.


Women in a Vandalia prison learn entrepreneurship skills that can help them launch their own businesses after release.

Women in graduate caps with corrections administrators and First Lady Teresa Parson.
Emily Kirchhoff poses for photos with Missouri Women’s Council Executive Director Kellie Ann Coats and Missouri Women’s Business Center Director Jessie Yankee after graduating from the ASPIRE MO entrepreneurship program at Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center. Photo from Columbia Missourian.

Urban League

Algoa Correctional Center pilots the first Urban League program to operate in a prison in the organization's century-long history.

Akeel Gibson-Bey and Emory Hayes
Akeel Gibson-Bey and Emory Hayes take part in a graduation ceremony at Algoa Correctional Center after completing the first Urban League program to be held inside a prison in the organization's 110-year history. Photo from the Columbia Missourian.

Life Beyond Bars Series

KOLR TV series hows how the Missouri Department of Corrections prepares Missourians in the criminal justice system for successful reentry into the community.

Two women giving haircuts to two other women
In the cosmetology program at Chillicothe Correctional Center,women learn the skills they need for beauty-industry jobs. Photo from KOLR

Connections to Success

Working in multiple Missouri prisons, Connections to Success provides intensive life coaching and job preparation to prepare incarcerated Missourians for release.

An offender holding a diploma poses with two staff members.
A Connections to Success participant completes the reentry program at Kansas City Release Center.

Fulton Community Supervision Center

Woman speaking to group

Reentry Job Centers