Lane County, Oregon Federal Reentry Court Aims to Lower the Recidivism Rate of People Released from Federal Prison
Revocation rate for participants of Reentry Court is 26 percent less than other supervised release programs in Oregon
Bobby Brittle’s graduation celebration is typical of a personal commemoration: There are speeches, laughter, tears, smiles and hugs followed by pizza and cake.
The setting for Brittle’s graduation, however, is atypical: the U.S. Courthouse in the middle of February.
Instead of friends, parents and loved ones, the celebrants here include U.S. district attorneys, a Lane County sheriff deputy, probation officers, education specialists, therapists, social workers and U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken. They are attending as members of Reentry Court, an innovative federal initiative to assist high-risk parolees to adjust and to excel in life on the outside.