It’s hard to believe, but for years there was no handy and up-to-date directory linking ex-offenders to service providers in the Chicago area. That meant there are thousands of men and women being released from prison with no resource guide to get them connected with the help that’s available.
We saw a huge unmet need and are working to provide it. We’re working in consultation with the Illinois Department of Corrections Division of Parole to produce a free re-entry directory to help connect inmates and ex-offenders with service providers in the Chicago area. We call it RED (Re-Entry Directory) Chicago. There’s no charge to service providers or ex-offenders – it’s a free service.