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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Please help us welcome new staff members Rich Young and Ivy Rios!
Join us August 30 as the Yavapai Reentry Project host Prescott's first UV Splash. If you missed the Color Dash in May, this is another opportunity to enjoy this unique, family friendly 5K run. The event will be held at scenic Watson Lake in Prescott.
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.
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
The Yavapai Reentry Project provides supportive services, information referrals and mentor pairing for individuals leaving state correctional facilities. Providing these supportive services give individuals and their families the guidance they need to avoid returning to criminal activities and give them the assistance they need to become productive members of the community. We currently operate two programs for enrolled participants.
Participants looking for referrals and resources will be able to obtain information through the main office of the Yavapai Reentry Project. This includes:
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.
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!
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
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Want to be involved?
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
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
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
For questions or more details, please contact Yavapai Reentry Project, Program Manager Rich Young at
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.
In October 2013, the Yavapai Reentry Project was, again, awarded a $3,000 grant from UniSource Energy and Tucson Electrical Power with their Grants that Make a Difference. We are using these funds to provide services to our active participants that are difficult to obtain due to felony barriers.
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