Providing Expert Vocational Training to Bring Hope to Eligible Re-Entrants
Re-entry court programs are specialty programs that focus on providing educational training to the offender while in custody, with the ultimate goal of having the offender re-enter society with the needed resources so that they will not re-offend. The 19th Judicial District Court’s East Baton Rouge Parish Re-Entry Program is one of nine (9) such court programs in Louisiana.
Getting into the Re-Entry Program...
Eligible participants are offenders that have been sentenced to serve 10 years or less in custory, with a minimum of two years. The offender must be referred by one of the criminal judges in the 19th Judicial Court System with the consent of the Assistant District Attorney, defense counsel, and the Re-Entry Court Judge. Upon admission to prison, the Dpartment of Corrections will administer a battery of assessments to evaluate the prospective participant. For a complete description of the requirements and process please click here.
Are Benefits available to Employers who Hire Re-Entry Participants?
Employers who hire participants of the EBR Parish Re-Entry Program enjoy a wide variety of incentives in addition to the production benefit of employing a highly-skilled, competent and motivated employee. Among these are:
- Employers can earn a tax credit of $1,200 to $9,600 per re-entry employee
- Federal bonding programs are available, protecting employers from risk of worker dishonesty on the job