How it started

In April of 2002, local policy makers, practitioners and researchers came together to discuss reentry in San Diego county. With funding from the Price Family Charitable Fund, San Diego Community Foundation, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the San Diego Reentry Roundtable was formed. Participants agreed that reentry should include: pre- and post-release assistance, help for families, creating community networks and educating the public to strengthen the commitment to reentry.

The SDRR is comprised of representatives from correctional institutions, law enforcement, faith-based and community-based organizations, governmental agencies, local planning members, universities, community members, formerly incarcerated individuals and concerned citizens. Anyone interested in improving reentry can participate.

The SDRR provides a forum for everyone involved in the criminal justice system — including former prisoners, their families and the general public – to come together in meaningful dialogue about reentry. We are concerned with reentry throughout the County, from our jails and prisons, our adult and juvenile institutions.