New Beginnings Prisoner Reentry

Our New Beginnings prisoner reentry program has long been on our wish list and we are excited at the success of our residents who have accessed these services.  The New Beginnings program offers a state licensed family style living environment with services and support to move our residents from supported living to full independence. Participants of our prisoner reentry project enter the program through the detention center, on parole or through the 184, 305 or 317 programs.

We know this is a difficult time for you and your loved one - the stress and uncertainty of life on the "outside" is weighing heavily on both your minds.  Our goal at the Life Changes New Beginnings Reentry program is to help make this a smooth transition and to provide the services and guidance to make this transition successful. You are welcome to reach out to our team and we will share the process of successful reentry with you - contact us.

How to Apply

Applications to the New Beginnings Prisoner Reentry program cannot be submitted directly to Life Changes.  All applications must come to us directly through the Nevada Department of Corrections.  Applications submitted directly to Life Changes by the applicant will delay the process!  To request an application be provided to your loved one, please email us with the name and NDOC #.  We will reach out to the case manager on your behalf.

What Happens Next?

Once your loved one is released, he or she will be transported by the Department of Corrections to the Parole and Probation office.  From there, our Transportation Specialist will pick him or her up and they will be taken to the Life Changes intake site.  After intake is complete, they will accompany the Transportation Specialist to purchase necessary items such as a phone and and a few food items. They will then be assigned a residence and have an opportunity to settle in.

When Can I Visit?

If your loved one is on parole or under any type of supervision, they will need to get permission from the criminal justice professional before you can visit.  Be sure to ask them to discuss your visit the very first time they meet their parole officer on the day of their release.  Your loved one will have the opportunity to call you the day of their release.  If you have a cell phone or other items for them, you can make arrangements for drop off with the our staff.

What Do They Need

Most released offenders come to us with very few personnel items.  Below is a short list of items they will need upon release.

  • A cell phone

  • Hygiene

  • Clothing

  • Bus Pass

  • Food (We do provide some limited food items and help participants apply for SNAP, but you can help with a bit of grocery shopping)

  • Job leads