The Northwest Regional Re-Entry Facility was developed by Sheriff Steve Prator in cooperation with the state Department of Corrections to reduce recidivism by better preparing offenders for successful reintegration into their communities.
The Re-Entry program offers offenders the opportunity to participate in 100 hours of classroom education covering topics such as employment skills and job placement assistance, money management, problem solving, and personal development. Offenders can also participate in three vocational programs that are accredited by the Northwest Louisiana Technical College. Training in carpentry, building maintenance technology, and welding are offered.
Over 2,300 offenders have graduated from the Re-Entry program since it began. The Carpentry program has completed jobs for 33 non-profits including the Rescue Mission, YMCA, Shreveport Green, and the Louisiana State Museum. Jobs completed for the Caddo Sheriff’s Office have saved $278,000 in taxpayer dollars.