The Suffolk County Reentry Task Force (SCRTF) is one of 19 Reentry Task Forces funded through the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to provide community-specific offender reentry strategies and coordinate services for offenders who are released from prison.
Grant funds allow Suffolk County to provide organized services to offenders at a high risk of recidivism with needs such as housing, employment and substance abuse treatment.
The SCRTF is part of a Statewide Reentry Partnership that includes the following counties: Albany, Bronx, Broome, Dutchess, Erie, Kings, Monroe, Nassau, New York, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Orange, Rensselaer, Rockland, Schenectady, Suffolk, Ulster, and Westchester.
The mission of the Suffolk County Reentry Task Force is to promote public safety by creating a comprehensive approach among law enforcement and correctional treatment that will redirect the lives of formerly incarcerated individuals at high risk for remaining within the criminal justice system. This work is done by targeting essential services and treatment to remedy root factors that have been determined to contribute to criminal behavior.