Community Family Life Services Legal Department
Community Family Life Services (CFLS) provides free legal services to women who have reentered the community after a period of incarceration and women involved in the criminal legal system.
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) Resource Locator
A searchable, online database of service providers in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area that allows users to navigate easily through services available to those in the community who require assistance on a variety of matters including, but not limited to, housing, substance abuse, mental health, social services, medical, or legal needs.
Directory of Housing Resources for Returning Citizens
Provided by Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the District of Columbia (CJCC) (PDF)
Directory of Resources for Adults: Community and Confinement Access Guide (2015)
Provided by the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
District of Columbia Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizen Affairs Resource Sheets
Provided by the District of Columbia Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizen Affairs
D.C. Prisoners Legal Service Project
A Guide for Family and Friends of Prisoners
Food Pantries / Grocery Assistance Locations
Provided by the CSOSA Faith-Based Initiative
A Housing Guide for Reentering Women in D.C.
Provided by Georgetown Law, The Community Justice Project
National Directory of Programs Available for Women With Criminal Justice Involvement
Provided by the National Institute of Corrections, in partnership with the Women’s Prison Association
National Reentry Resource Center
A project of the Council of State Governments Justice Center
Public Defender Service DC Reentry Navigator (508 accessible version)
The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) published The D.C. Reentry Navigator, a 900-page, 16-chapter book that is a comprehensive compilation of expert knowledge and reentry resources for people arrested, charged, tried, or convicted under District of Columbia law. PDS created The D.C. Reentry Navigator as a resource for persons working to regain their lives following arrest, conviction, or incarceration. Readers will learn more about preparing for release from incarceration and succeeding on supervision; accessing public benefits, healthcare, housing, employment, and education; using technology and transportation; obtaining personal records, managing personal finances, and building family ties; understanding legal protections and rights; registering to vote and resuming an active civic life.
The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) maintains this Reentry Resources page to enhance access of those under our supervision to information about human service and reentry resources available in the District of Columbia. The inclusion of any organization, agency, or service on this resource page does not imply or constitute an endorsement or recommendation, nor does exclusion imply disapproval. CSOSA neither guarantees nor makes any representations as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on this resource page.
CSOSA does not claim responsibility for any actions taken by any of the organizations or agencies included on this resource page. Under no circumstances shall CSOSA or its employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages which may result in any way from the use of the information included on this resource page.