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Resources for Returned Citizens

The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA)
633 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004-2902
Phone: (202) 220-5300
Fax: (202) 220-5350
Wider Opportunities for Women
1001Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 930
Washington, DC 20036
Phone:  202-464-1596
Fax:  202-1660
DC Jail Advocacy Project
University Legal Services
300 I Street, NE, Suite 202
Washington, D.C. 20002
Phone: (202) 527-7033 or (877) 221-3638
Fax: (202) 547-2662
TTY: (202) 547-2657

The DC Jail Advocacy Staff serves men, women and youth who meet all of the following criteria: 1) have a significant mental illness or emotional impairment as determined by a mental health professional; 2) are or have been incarcerated at the DC Central Detention Facility, Correctional Treatment Facility or as a DC resident within the Federal Bureau of Prisons (current outreach is limited to Allenwood UCC, FCI Fairton and Philadelphia FDC); and 3) who, during his or her incarceration or within 90 days of discharge, request help for problems related to community integration, advocacy and accessing needed services.

Re-entry Program
1901 C Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone:  (202) 698-5991
Fax: (202) 673-2259

This program prepares DC Jail residents for their release to the community.  Case managers develop a Release Plan within 90 days of release.  Eligible inmates are transferred to a segregated Re-entry Unit at CTF.  Representatives from volunteer and government agencies offer mentoring, counseling, life skills training, job counseling and housing assistance.

DC Jail Linkage Plus Program
DC Jail
1901 E Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone:(202) 698-0415

Program links inmates at DC Jail with dual diagnosis behavioral health and substance abuse disorders to community service agencies to ensure continuity of care.