Marion County Re-entry Coalition (MCRC), founded in 2009 and originally known as Leadership in Action Program (LAP), uses a results framework to achieve the primary goal of reducing recidivism in Marion County. In 2013, the City County Council convened a Study Commission on Re-entry and, over the course of several months, heard presentations about the challenges faced by ex-offenders from ex-offenders themselves, state and city criminal justice leaders, agency heads, and other key stakeholders. From that process, the City County Council developed 26 recommendations related to a variety of re-entry issues. They named the MCRC as the agency responsible to move the recommendations forward. With funding from the Indianapolis Parks Foundation, the United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) was named as the agency to provide administrative support to the MCRC. United Way subcontracted with Community Solutions, Inc. (CSI) to provide that support.
For over two years, the MCRC has been working on the recommendations, and many of them have been or are being addressed. At the end of 2016, the MCRC agreed that it is time for the coalition to move beyond the recommendations to identify new powerful strategies that are aligned with the current needs of Marion County. Out of the 26 recommendations, 19 are in the process of implementation, 4 have been addressed, and 3 were not pursued by the coalition.
This site was developed to serve as a resource and networking hub for MCRC members. In addition to housing MCRC meeting summaries and other important documents, the site serves as a platform to share information and discuss re-entry topics.
If you need assistance navigating the site or would like to learn more about the MCRC, please contact Helen Jesse at email@example.com or 317.423.1770.