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Bristol County Reentry Project


The Bristol County Reentry Project (BCRP) is an important initiative that aims to support individuals who are transitioning back into their communities after being incarcerated. For many individuals, reentry can be a challenging and stressful time, especially for those struggling with substance use or co-occurring disorders. The BCRP seeks to provide a range of services and resources to help these individuals successfully reintegrate into their communities and reduce the likelihood of recidivism.

One of the key components of the BCRP is the development of individualized reentry plans. Each plan is tailored to the specific needs of the individual being served and is designed to help them achieve their goals and objectives as they progress through the different stages of reentry and recovery. The plan is developed with input from the individual, their family members, and their support team, and is designed to be flexible and adaptable as the individual’s needs change over time.

The BCRP offers a range of services and resources to support individuals as they work to achieve their reentry goals. These services include assistance with accessing treatment for substance use or co-occurring disorders, housing assistance, job training and employment support, and educational and vocational services.

Additionally, the BCRP provides case management services to help individuals navigate the complex system of reentry and connect with the resources and support they need to succeed.

Through the BCRP, individuals are also provided with ongoing support and encouragement as they work to achieve their goals. This may include participation in support groups, peer mentoring, and other recovery-oriented activities. The BCRP recognizes that recovery is a lifelong journey and that ongoing support and engagement are critical to long-term success.

Overall, the Bristol County Reentry Project is a vital initiative that provides much-needed support and resources to individuals as they transition back into their communities after being incarcerated. By offering individualized reentry plans and a range of services and resources, the BCRP is helping to reduce recidivism and promote long-term recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders.

  • Outreach and engagement
  • Comprehensive reentry planning
  • Case management and support services
  • Key screenings and assessments
  • Substance use evaluation and treatment
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Psychiatric services including medication management
  • Seeking Safety, Dual Diagnosis and Criminal Justice-specific treatment provided
  • Assistance obtaining income and entitlements
  • Employment readiness education and referrals
  • Assistance connecting to self-help programs
  • Assistance in connecting to housing resources
  • Treatment collaboration with criminal justice agencies
  • Recovery Coaching services


  • This project is supported by Grant No. 2020-RW-BX-0001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs.


5 Dover Street, Suite 207
New Bedford, MA 02740

Admission Criteria
  • In pre-trial status at the Bristol County House of Correction, probationers or parolees who have violated conditions of probation or parole in the community who have been returned to custody, or who are at risk of being returned to custody
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Have a substance use disorder
  • Returning to Fall River or New Bedford communities

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