Resources for RMO Providers and Referring Agencies

Written by Melanie G. Snyder on .

The Lancaster County RMO is pleased to offer these resources for RMO Providers and Referring Agencies.

Guidelines for including Returning Citizens in Design & Implementation of Reentry Initiatives

 

OVERVIEW of resources and services available to inmates being released from PA DOC SCI's back to Lancaster County

 

RMO Intensive Program Application, Contract & Release of Info Process and Forms -to be completed by prospective RMO  clients 

RMO Intensive Program Referral & Authorization Form and Service Plan - to be completed by professional making the referral of prospective client to the RMO

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RMO Reentry Course at LCP - Course Materials

RMO Reentry Course at LCP - Overview

RMO Reentry Course at LCP - Full Curriculum

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How to look up a person's court case and history of criminal charges: 

COURT system - how to look up the status of a client's court case on the Pennsylvania Unified Justice System Website 

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Laws that limit people with criminal records from certain types of jobs: 

 Legal Remedies and Limitations on the Employment of People with Criminal Records in Pennsylvania

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Criminal Record Expungement Information:

Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Record - American Bar Association searchable database:

http://www.abacollateralconsequences.org/

http://www.abacollateralconsequences.org/

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Brain Injury resources:

Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Criminal Justice Professionals  (from the CDC)

Traumatic Brain Injury in Prisons and Jails: An Unrecognized Problem (from the CDC)

Trauma / Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) resources:

ACE Score Calculator (in multiple languages)

A good summary of key findings about ACEs

SAMHSA info on ACEs

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GENERAL RESOURCES FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES: 

Self Sufficiency Reference Guide: a guide to Lancaster County social service agencies, supportive services, free community meals, and other resources that can be helpful to individuals and families in the areas of housing, transportation, financial matters, parenting, health care, mental health, food, clothing, employment, education and other areas. Published in partnership with United Way of Lancaster County

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RESOURCES FOR DEFENDANTS, PRISONERS, RETURNING CITIZENS and THEIR FAMILIES 

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MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING RESOURCES

Stages of Change and Strategies

MI Questions for incarcerated persons/returning citizens

Relational Inquiry tool for engaging families in reentry 

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SUCCESSFUL RETURNING CITIZENS MENTORING SUPPORT GROUP RESOURCES

Successful RC Mentoring Support Group OVERVIEW

Successful RC Mentoring Support Group BROCHURE

Successful RC Mentoring Support Group APPLICATION

Successful RC Mentoring Support Group FACILITATOR GUIDELINES

Successful RC Mentoring Support Group MEETING OUTLINE 

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Article on THE ROLE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT/POLICE IN REENTRY

 

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SPECIAL RESOURCES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE INVOLVEMENT

 

Justice Advocacy Guide (includes lengthy list of specialized resources)

http://www.thearc.org/document.doc?id=3669

 

People with Intellectual Disabilities & Sexual Offenses

http://www.thearc.org/document.doc?id=3658

 

People with Intellectual Disabilities in the 
Criminal Justice System: Victims & Suspects

http://www.thearc.org/document.doc?id=3664

Doing Justice? Criminal Offenders with Developmental Disabilities. Detailed Research Findings. (Petersilia, 2000) http://www.eric.ed.gov:80/PDFS/ED465905.pdf

 

The Criminal Justice and Human Services Systems: A Coordination Handbook. (South Dakota’s Center for Disabilities, 2006) http://dhs.sd.gov/ddc/documents/CJHB7-27-07.pdf

National Resources

National Reentry Resource Center

https://csgjusticecenter.org/nrrc/

Reentry Mythbusters: fact sheets to clarify federal policies that affect formerly incarcerated individuals and their families

https://csgjusticecenter.org/jc/publications/?s=mythbusters

Ways to locate state and local reentry resources

National Reentry Resource Center: online state by state database of reentry services

https://csgjusticecenter.org/reentry/reentry-services-directory/

Healing Communities USA: Network of houses of worship engaged in reentry

http://www.healingcommunitiesusa.com/#!chapters/c1h8n

 

article on Role of Police in Reentry

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SPECIAL TOPICS RELATED TO SEX OFFENDERS

 

Housing

In Our Back Yard: Overcoming Community Resistance to Reentry Housing (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The Fortune Society)

Treatment

Fact Sheet: Sex Offender Treatment (European Association of Psychology and Law - Student Society, April 2012)

Family Reunification

Key Considerations for Reunifying Adult Sex Offenders and their Families (Center for Sex Offender Management, US Dept of Justice, Dec 2005)

Sexual Offender Family Reunification Protocol (provided by Rich Ford, CSOTS, Behavioral Health Solutions of PA, LLC)

Sex Offenders and Houses of Worship

Sex Offenders in the Pew (Christianity Today, 2010)

Sexual Abuse Prevention

Dangerous Liaisons: Substance Abuse and Sex (Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation & The Carnegie Corporation of New York, 1999)

Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Against Women (World Health Organization)

Sex Offender Laws

America's Unjust Sex Laws (The Economist, 2009)

Unjust and ineffective: America has pioneered the harsh punishment of sex offenders. Does it work? (The Economist, 2009)

 

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PRESENTATIONS 

Lancaster Area Paralegals Association Criminal Law & Forensics Conference presentation by Melanie G Snyder, April 8, 2016 

Global Poverty Conference presentation: "Prison As A Poverty Trap" by Melanie G Snyder, June 9, 2016

Trauma-Informed and Resilient Communities Conference presentation by Melanie G Snyder, September 26, 2016

Planning for Reentry: Presentation by Lancaster County RMO Partners - PCCD Conference, September 27, 2016

International Women's Day presentation by Melanie G Snyder, March 8, 2017 - Trauma, Resilience and Healing