The bill also requires DOC to create a comprehensive report examining the
outcomes of services provided at each center. DOC must submit the first report by 2027,
and must submit a report every two years thereafter. Under its contract with DOC, the
organization, entity, or public agency operating a center must track and compile data for
services provided at the center, including the number and type of services provided and
reported outcomes.
SB172,1 1Section 1 . 20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert
2the following amounts for the purposes indicated: - See PDF for table PDF
SB172,2 3Section 2 . 20.410 (1) (df) of the statutes is created to read:
SB172,2,54 20.410 (1) (df) Community reentry centers. The amounts in the schedule to
5establish and operate community reentry centers under s. 301.098.
SB172,3 6Section 3. 301.098 of the statutes is created to read:
SB172,2,7 7301.098 Community reentry centers. (1) In this section:
SB172,3,28 (a) “Community reentry center” means a community site that offers initial
9points of contact for all of the following services to an individual at the time of his or
10her release from a state correctional institution upon completion of his or her

1sentence or to parole or extended supervision: health, identification, financial,
2housing, employment, education, and supervision.
SB172,3,53 (b) “Nonprofit organization" means an organization described in section 501 (c)
4of the Internal Revenue Code that is exempt from federal income tax under section
5501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
SB172,3,66 (c) “Public agency” has the meaning given in s. 106.13 (3m) (a) 2.
SB172,3,13 7(2) The department shall contract with at least one nonprofit organization,
8for-profit entity, or public agency to establish a community reentry center and shall
9consider contracting to establish a community reentry center in each region of the
10state. The contracted nonprofit organization, for-profit entity, or public agency shall
11oversee, coordinate, and develop memoranda of understanding with other
12organizations to provide services that will be housed at the community reentry
SB172,3,19 14(3) (a) To receive a contract under sub. (2), a nonprofit organization, for-profit
15entity, or public agency shall operate a community reentry center in a location that
16is easily accessible by the population served and accessible by public transportation,
17if available. Organizations that provide services housed at the community reentry
18center shall, at a minimum, be able to assess and assist individuals after release from
19incarceration to community supervision by providing all of the following services:
SB172,3,2120 1. Health: assistance in identifying and accessing appropriate health care
21services and mental health services based on the individual's needs.
SB172,3,2422 2. Identification: assistance in obtaining identification documents such as the
23individual's birth certificate, social security card, state identification card, or driver's
24license, if eligible, including any necessary forms and instructions.
13. Financial: assistance in creating a bank account, including obtaining a debit
2card at the time of the individual's initial contact with the community reentry center.
SB172,4,53 4. Housing: assistance in obtaining access to emergency housing options for
4homeless individuals and contacting landlords that rent to formerly incarcerated
SB172,4,86 5. Employment: assistance in creating a resume, electronically submitting the
7resume where needed, and contacting relevant employment agencies to secure
SB172,4,109 6. Education: assistance in identifying whether and how to proceed with the
10next level of education or vocational training the individual may want or need.
SB172,4,1211 7. Supervision: a secured office space for department supervision agents to
12meet with individuals on community supervision.
SB172,4,1613 (b) A nonprofit organization, for-profit entity, or public agency contracted with
14under sub. (2) shall develop multidisciplinary support teams with participating
15organizations that provide services under par. (a) at the community reentry center
16to review the needs and assessments of participating individuals.
SB172,4,1917 (c) In awarding contracts under sub. (2), the department shall prioritize
18contracts with nonprofit organizations, for-profit entities, or public agencies that do
19any of the following:
SB172,4,2320 1. Collaborate with organizations that provide services that will be housed at
21the community reentry center, justice-involved individuals, criminal justice
22coordinating councils, technical colleges, and workforce investment boards, as
23evidenced by letters of support.
SB172,4,2524 2. Propose to operate a community reentry center in counties with the highest
25numbers of individuals being released from incarceration to those counties.
1(4) The department and the nonprofit organization, for-profit entity, or public
2agency contracted with under sub. (2) shall determine, by agreement, when
3department staff will be present on site, and the department shall provide
4department staff pursuant to the agreement to provide case management to eligible
5individuals at a community reentry center operated under sub. (3).
SB172,5,10 6(5) (a) A contract between the department and a nonprofit organization,
7for-profit entity, or public agency under sub. (2) shall require that the nonprofit
8organization, for-profit entity, or public agency define data collection requirements
9and track and compile data for all organizations that provide services housed at the
10community reentry center. The data shall include, at a minimum, all of the following:
SB172,5,1211 1. The number of individuals that participate in services provided at the
12community reentry center.
SB172,5,1413 2. Basic demographic information for the individuals served by the
SB172,5,1615 3. The number and type of services that were provided to individuals by the
SB172,5,1817 4. A description and number of services provided at and reported outcomes for
18the community reentry center.
SB172,5,2319 (b) By January 1, 2027, and biennially thereafter, the department shall submit
20to the governor and to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature for distribution
21to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3) a comprehensive report
22that examines the outcomes of the services provided at each community reentry
23center operated under sub. (3).
SB172,4 24Section 4 . Effective date.
1(1) This act takes effect on the day after publication, or on the 2nd day after
2publication of the 2023 biennial budget act, whichever is later.
SB172,6,33 (End)