Loudoun County Re-Entry Advisory Council
|Members of the Loudoun County Re-Entry Advisory Council participate in community resource fairs at the
Adult Detention Center.
(Photo courtesy Loudoun County Sheriff's Office)
Re-entry into the community and reintegration into the family
are risky times for offenders and their families. Nationally,
approximately 65% of those leaving the correctional system re-offend. Criminal offenders are often marginalized upon release from incarceration, and this marginalization creates obstacles to successfully integrating back into the community.
Loudoun County recognizes the need for a transition process that addresses survival needs and skill-based services for offenders. The Loudoun Re-entry Advisory Council (LRAC) seeks to provide information to help with the transition process.
The mission of LRAC is to promote public safety and reduce crime by preparing offenders for success through the provision of information, services, and supervision, in collaboration with state and local partners, as the offender’s transition from state prisons and local jail to the community.
LRAC is made up of a coalition of government agencies, nonprofits, and interested community members.
The Loudoun County Re-entry Council meets from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the
Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E., in Leesburg.
The Challenge of Re-Entry
LRAC aims to provide ex-offenders and their families with information regarding agencies, programs, services, and employment opportunities that will assist in the reintegration process. There are many resources available throughout Loudoun County that can help address the challenges of re-entry, including general information about planning for release from incarceration and maintaining good health, as well as lists of specific programs such as residential treatment programs and community health clinics.
LRAC has prepared two documents that are helpful tools for ex-offenders to fill out as they consider what types of resources they will need as they re-enter the community.
The Loudoun County Re-Entry Advisory Council provides information about and links to some of the community resources available in Loudoun that can help ex-offenders address the challenges they face after returning to the community following incarceration. Click on a topic for more information.
- Loudoun County Department of Family Services: Emergency Support Services
Offers emergency and supportive assistance to the Loudoun County resiednts. Social workers in this program aid with housing and rent, access to medical and dental visits, prescriptions, utility assistance, food, and many other needs.
- Loudoun Cares
Provides information and referral to callers through its helpline. Connects callers to appropriate resources and service providers, including government, nonprofit and faith -based entities.
- Virginia 211
A free service through the Virginia Department of Social Services and its partners, which connects those in need with the appropriate resources.
Phone: Call 2-1-1 or 1-800-230-6977. For the hearing impaired, dial 7-1-1 for Virginia Relay then 1-800-230-6977
For more information about the Loudoun County Re-Entry Advisory Council, contact Loudoun County Department of Community Corrections
Director Jim Freeman by email