The County of Ventura, through a Board of State and Community Corrections grant, has made effective offender reentry and reducing recidivism priorities for community safety. The Ventura County Project to Support Reentry establishes an innovative strategy for expanding evidence-based services to previously underserved men and women on formal probation. Individuals gain access to a custom suite of services that focus on each client’s individual needs to support them in leading healthy and productive lives when returning to their families and community. The impact on the community will be measured by an independent evaluator using administrative data and a randomized controlled trial (RCT). The RCT will be conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles
Ventura’s project is a collaborative project with the County Executive Office, County Probation Agency, Interface Children & Family Services, and Social Finance.