Legislators attend Re-entry Simulation event at DSU
State elected officials and their staffs got an opportunity to understand the barriers and challenges faced by inmates upon their release from prison as they try to re-enter society, as they participated in a Re-Entry Simulation event held May 3 in the MLK Jr. Student Center.
For images of the Re-entry Simulation events, click on the below photo slideshow link:
The Re-Entry Simulation was co-hosted by Delaware State University, the U.S. Department of Justice and Project New Start, and facilitated by the U.S. Attorney General’s Office.
Approximately 60 legislators, legislative staff, and DE DOC probation and parole staff took part in the simulation, which made the participants face the challenges faced by released offenders as they try to access social service agencies.
Two Project New Start graduates also shared their success stories during the event. Project New Start assists individuals transitioning from prison to their release into society.