IMRP: CT Reentry Roundtable Collaborative

The Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy’s (IMRP) CT Reentry Collaborative is made up of seven active reentry roundtables across Connecticut. Their IMRP staff includes Daryl McGraw and Renee LaMark Muir.

The roundtables represent Bridgeport, Hartford, New Britain, New Haven, Southeastern CT, Waterbury, and Windham and encompass a collaboration of state and local organizations. These towns represent more than 70% of the current prison population and Bridgeport’s roundtable became the first nearly 12 years ago.

The Collaborative began out of a recognized need for more intensive efforts to increase successful reintegration formerly incarcerated individuals into their local communities upon release. They work to identify needs and address gaps in services for individuals returning from incarceration.

Their collaboration is intended to foster successful reentry, eliminate barriers, reduce recidivism and increase public safety. Individuals with lived experiences are encouraged to join the network and work alongside providers to find solutions.

These grassroots efforts do not receive state money specifically designated to support their activities. The IMRP is currently assisting in the coordination and oversight of the collaborative.