Mediation allows for an incarcerated person and their loved one to make a plan about their re-entry 6-12 months before a person is scheduled to come home from prison.

Sister Alison McCrary – ReEntry Mediation Institute of Louisiana

As people directly impacted by the criminal justice system in Louisiana, we know and understand the importance of having sustainable supports and positive relationships with loved ones when someone comes home from prison or jail. The Re-Entry Mediation Institute of Louisiana seeks to decrease recidivism rates and improve a person’s transition home from incarceration by offering free, voluntary, confidential, and non-judgmental mediation services between an incarcerated person and their loved ones inside the prison six to twelve months before their scheduled return home. Through these interactions and spaces, a plan about employment, housing, addiction recovery, or anything else they need is made.