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Reentry

A phone, mail and email are important so potential employers, your parole officer and others can contact you.
Managing your money well may improve your chances of getting a job, a car, a house and other things.
Transportation to a job, support groups, support services and your parole officer are important to a successful return to the community. 2-1-1 can help figure out your transportation options.
If you had a child and the child is in someone else’s care, you may be responsible to support the child financially.
VA can pay certain benefits to Veterans who are incarcerated or who have served time in a Federal, State, or local penal institution.
Mental Wellness for Returning Citizens Mental health and wellness deals with how your brain functions and with your emotions and feelings. It deals with how you interact with others, how you react to change or stress, and your self-esteem.
MDOC requires you to have an address that you will be released to. Your parole agent will help you make these arrangements before you are released.
Formerly incarcerated people are allowed to vote in the State of Michigan even if they have a felony conviction, as long as they meet all other general eligibility requirements for voting
If you are blind, disabled or over the age of 65, financial assistance may be available to help with basic needs.
Almost all male U.S. citizens, and male aliens living in the U.S., aged 18 through 25 are required to register with Selective Service to help the Military in times of war or other national crisis.

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