RESTART: Reentry: Empowering Successful Todays And Responsible Tomorrows
The principal goals of the RESTART program are to reduce recidivism and promote successful community reintegration while maintaining public safety.
RESTART is focused on men and women released into the community who are designated as being at high risk for recidivism. Participants attend a weekly support court session involving all court parties, including the RESTART Judge. Participants are encouraged to develop and achieve goals and to participate in relevant treatment and educational programs. All RESTART participants also participate in MRT - a manualized cognitive behavioral therapy group proven to reduce recidivism. RESTART is designed to provide additional structure and support to participants during their first year of supervision, the time when they are at greatest risk to fail. After successful completion of 52 weeks in RESTART, participants earn a year reduction in their term of supervised release.
Anyone recently released, or pending release, who is interested in participating in the RESTART program should review the Participant Agreement and speak to their Probation Officer.