Yavapai Reentry Project

Yavapai Reentry Project 


The Yavapai Reentry Project was established in 2011 to focus on a key population in the community whose needs were not being fulfilled— those exiting the department of corrections.  In an effort to reduce recidivism, improve individual lives, and promote a safer community for all members of Yavapai County, a group of non-profit organizations, government offices, and motivated community members came together to form the Yavapai Reentry Project.

The Reentry Review is the quarterly newsletter of the Yavapai Reentry Project.

Summer 2014, Volume 3 Issue 1

Spring 2014, Volume 2 Issue 4

Winter 2014, Volume 2 Issue 3

Fall 2013, Volume 2 Issue 2

Summer 2013, Volume 2 Issue 1 





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News and Upcoming Events

2015 Mardi Gras

Celebration and Fundraiser

An exciting evening of music, food and festivities to shake off the winter blues! This festive night-out features delicious gourmet delights, a stage show, a mask contest, live and silent auctions and a No Host Bar.


Costumes optional, but encouraged!


Friday, April 17, 2015

The Hotel St. Michael


Live and silent auction, raffle

Mardi Gras Mask Contest

Hosted by Marnie Uhl

Doors open at 5:00pm


Make Your Reservations Today:

$40 per person; $300 table of 8

Call (928) 708-0100


UV Splash 5k Fun Run


Thank you for participating in last year’s UV Splash 5k.


Be sure to join us Labor Day weekend 2015

as we light up the night!


We're including more fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy!


Why does the Yavapai Reentry Project exist?

Mission Statement  

Yavapai Reentry Project is a regional support system which promotes successful reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals in a way that improves community safety by reducing criminal behavior.  
Vision Statement 
All formerly incarcerated individuals returning to Yavapai County will have opportunities for community support, healthy relationships, and hope for their future.  

 Check out this short video to learn more about the Yavapai Reentry Project, our partners, and mission.

Learn about Roadblocks people who have felonies face in Arizona here.

Are you a care-giver of a child with incarcerated parents, check out these tips from Sesame Street.

Learn about the ripple effect incarceration has on children, families, friends, and communities here.

Learn about the state of recidivism in a 2005 Arizona Department of Corrections report here.


Staff and Program History

Ever wondered about how the program came to be or who is running these programs? Well we have answers.

Meet the staff and leadership team.

About the Yavapai Reentry Project



Yavapai Reentry Project Programs

The Yavapai Reentry Project (YRP) provides supportive services, information referrals and mentor pairing for individuals leaving state correctional facilities. Providing these supportive services give individuals the guidance they need to avoid returning to criminal activities and to become productive members of the community. The YRP also provides supportive services to families of current and released inmates. We currently operate two programs for enrolled participants. 

Independent Referral Program

Participants looking for referrals and resources will be able to obtain information through the main office of the Yavapai Reentry Project.

This includes:

  • Resources to find housing 
  • Links to Employment and job skill training opportunities
  • Medical and health information
  • Access to Veterans services (if applicable) 
  • Links to Education
  • Links to Substance abuse counseling
  • Connections with religious communities  

Community Coach Mentoring Program

Each participant may elect to enroll in the Community Coach Mentoring Program.  This is a volunteer based program where the participant is matched with a volunteer in the community who has been trained to aid in providing referrals, emotional support, and resources.

Download our brochure here.

Ongoing Individual Support

Set Aside Information

Are you a former offender who was convicted in Arizona is looking to Set Aside your conviction(s)?  The Yavapai Reentry Project is here to help!  Check out our new booklet, "A Guide for Setting Aside a Felony Conviction" and download the necessary forms for setting aside a conviction in Yavapai County!

Resource Newsletter

Reentry Resources is a monthly publication by the Yavapai Reentry Project to help participants and other reentering individuals find free and low-cost services that aid in barrier navigation and post-release support.  

Prescott Tri-City Area                         Verde Valley Area

Aug. 2014                                            Aug. 2014

July 2014                                             July 2014



Want to be involved?

Community Meetings

The Yavapai Reentry Project holds community meetings that anyone can attend the first Thursday of every other month.  These meetings include discussions on direction for the program, project ideas, and community education.

If you would like to attend or be added to the mailing list, please contact Yavapai Reentry Project, Program Assistant Ivy Rios at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Community Coach Mentoring Program

Volunteer to be a Community Coach to a person returning to the community from prison!  This type of program has proven to be tremendously successful in reentry programs throughout the country.  Make a difference in your community and have a positive impact on a person’s life. Contact Yavapai Reentry Project Program Manager Rich Young at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about coaching and ways to get involved.

Social Service Resource

Are you a social service organization that would like to make your services available to Yavapai Reentry Project participants?  If so, download our form and send your information to Ivy Rios  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call us at (928) 708-0100.

For questions or more details, please contact Yavapai Reentry Project, Program Manager Rich Young at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Thank You!

Without the generous support from our volunteers and the community the Yavapai Reentry Project would not be where it is today. In August 2013, the Reentry Project was recognized at the Joy of Giving event, hosted by the Yavapai County Community Foundation and awarded funds to assist in bringing on a third year VISTA to ensure the project can continue to work towards sustainability.

 Want to donate to the Yavapai Reentry Project? Click the "Donate" button below.

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