Most justice-involved citizens will return to a community very different from the one they left, but VSC is there to prepare them to rejoin the world — facilitating communication with families, attorneys, and therapists while they are incarcerated and, after release, connecting them to critical programs and services. And the needs are great: job training, mental health support from felon-friendly organizations, substance use disorder and chronic disease treatment and, of course, secure housing to facilitate a smooth transition. After release, the Welcome Home Center offers a continuum of reentry support to secure transportation and housing assistance, toiletries, and a snack, or get funds to secure a birth certificate. Maintaining family ties and creating positive relationships with the community means justice-involved citizens are better prepared for their release into the world we all share — to raise their children, to work, to live.
Headquarters: DC-Ward 6
Where They Operate: DC-Citywide
Age Groups Served: Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49)
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic
Population(s) Served: Men/Boys; Women/Girls
Notes: The DC Jail is restricted to men. Women are housed at the Community Treatment Facility (CTF). Visitors' Services Center helps these women via telephone and mail while incarcerated, and upon release.
Awards & Recognition
June 2009 "One of the best" awards from the US Commerce Association recognizing the contributions of small businesses.
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