Friday, May 17, 2019

  

Dutchess comptroller audits Project MORE

POUGHKEEPSIE – An audit of the Project MORE services contracted with Dutchess County has determined they are “valuable, life-changing, alternatives to incarceration,” said County Comptroller Robin Lois.

Those programs “are critical to assisting those in the criminal justice system gain the confidence and skills needed to re-enter the community, improve their lies, and decrease the risk of recidivism,” Lois said. The county has seen “a high rate of success for individuals in most of the programs administered within the county.”

She said the cost savings from using the programs compared to the cost of incarceration, coupled with providing social benefits the clients need, “prove to be a good investment for the county.”

Project MORE provides several community correctional services in the county – the Community Transition Center, the Transitional Housing Program, and an in-jail and post-release program called Re-Entry Stabilization Transition and Reintegration Track, or RESTART.

Project MORE, based in New Haven, Connecticut, works with the Department of Probation and Community Corrections, as well as the sheriff’s office Corrections Division.

 

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