Concordance Academy is unlike any other organization assisting individuals returning from prison. We offer the first set of holistic, integrated and evidence-informed re-entry services in the country.
The Academy’s re-entry services are delivered in four phases that begin six months pre-release, and continue one year after release. Each enrollee initially receives a bio-psycho-social assessment and, from there, creates a “life plan” with the Academy team that focuses on three core areas – behavioral health and wellness, education and employment, and community and life skills – addressing a multitude of issues through a series of interventions:
Another innovative aspect of the Academy’s approach is that we target all of our interventions and assess a participant’s progress against one or more of the Five Core Facilitators for Well-Being Development – a novel assessment framework also created by Washington University specifically for us.
Our scope of services to this vulnerable population is unmatched. People returning from prison face many of life’s greatest challenges, and without a support system like Concordance Academy, many are doomed to go back. Our vision is to advance the field and lead the nation in addressing this issue.