October 22, 2018

          Direct Services            

The Fresh Start Program provides a customized individual approach of providing re-entry services for men and women incarcerated at the District of Columbia Department of Corrections. The program reaches individuals within 4 to 6 months of being released from the D.C. Department of Corrections.


HFRN will provide: Wrap around Case Management services: The Case Manager will assist clients who are in need based on challenges and barriers that they face such as physical and/or mental health, any form of abuse or addiction, problems related to family instability, financial literacy and poverty issues, etc. Ultimately, the Case Manager works with the participants and serves as a mediator to ensure that they complete their training/education and receive all possible services needed for their well-being and self-sufficiency. 

HFRN will provide: Mentoring and Peer Specialist services The Reentry Specialist will initially meet with participants to determine goals; establish IRP’s for each client and monitor progress on same; periodically review goals and meet with participants for follow up and/or develop corrective action plans as necessary. The Reentry Specialist will encourage and motivate students to regularly review student records to ensure appropriate documentation is maintained, student progression is up to date, and activities and trainings are being conducted, and consistent.


  1. Weekly mentoring groups for all clients participating in the program.
  2. Develop a trusting relationship with each mentee in the program.
  3. 12 step support groups for mentee 90 meetings in 90 days.
  4. Identify positive goals with mentee and help to achieve them.
  5. Monthly activity report logs for each mentee to measure progress in the program.
  6. Help mentee with resource for a successful reentry.
  7. 4 - 24 week hands-on job readiness training depending of progress.
The comprehensive, twelve-session curriculums contains four modules that address the areas that men and women in treatment identify as challenges.