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Sunday, April 21, 2019


The Reentry Program's mission is to enhance public safety by bringing together the public and private resources of Douglas County to help persons incarcerated successfully re-enter our community as accountable, contributing, self-sufficient and law-abiding citizens.


In 2017 Douglas County, Kansas was selected by SAMHSA as a Best Practice Site


  Douglas County, Kansas was an initial pilot site for the National Institute of Correction TJC Project.  


Reentry Services


ACUTE Case Management Services

(Short-term Goal Directed)

Resource and Guidance Reentry:

  • All offenders by request or referral. Short-term goal directed case management.
  • Focus is on resource acquisition: Medications, Mental Health or Substance Abuse Treatment, Transportation, Employment, Housing, Identification.
  • Post-Release: until goal completion, follow-up calls as needed. 

Intensive Case Management Services

(180 days Post-Release)

Reentry Intensive Case Management:

  • Serving Sentence more than 30 days
  • Douglas County, Kansas Resident
  • All cases must have reached disposition
  • No detainers or warrants

Reentry Programming


 Programs at the Douglas County Correctional Facility (DCCF) began when the building opened in 1999:

  • 45+ programs weekly
  • 70+ community volunteers
  • Community Cognitive Behavioral Program
  • Programs are in collaboration with Douglas County Community Corrections (DCCC) and Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC)

Specialized Programming


Mental Health Programs at the DCCF

USD 497 provides a full-time teacher to the DCCF through a grant. During the past 4 years the "Learning Lab" has averaged 6 High School diploma completions.

Women's Substance Use Disorder Prosecutor-Led Diversion treatment Program


Mental Health Services with Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center



Bert Nash has been providing mental health services in the DCCF since 2001, including:

  • Screening and Assessment
  • Psychiatric Treatment
  • Reentry Case Managment
  • Assess-Identify-Divert Clinical Case Management Program
  • In facility programs

For more information click the logo links above. By registering for a free login, you can also contact the Reentry Office for more information.