Pre-Release and Reentry Services

Academy of Architecture for Justice Amereican Institution for Architects, Washington DC Presentation (pdf) November 17, 2023 
Ivan Downing, DOCR Chief of Community Corrections and  Stefan LoBuglio, Principal, Justice Innovations LLCAAJ Fall Conference 2023

Pre-Release and Reentry Services

Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission (CJCC) PRC Update Presentation (pdf) September 27, 2023

Opportunity for All: College’s Presence at County Jail Creates Hope for

U. S. Secretary of Education Visits County’s Correctional Facility

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Boyds, Maryland, to learn about the facility’s education programs and to also learn more about the nexus of education and workforce development as it relates to Reentry. While At the MCCF, Secretary DeVos met the County’s Department of Correction and Rehabilitation Director Robert Green and his staff along with Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard, and other representatives from Montgomery College; Montgomery County Public Schools; and WorkSource Montgomery, Inc. The MCCF was selected by the Secretary’s Director of Correctional Education due to the facility and it programs delivering high-quality reentry education and training to their population. see press release

Montgomery County Correctional Facility Jail Graduation 


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President Obama addressed the NAACP in Philadelphia July 14, 2015 and noted the work of Montgomery County.  Specifically, he said

“Our prisons should be a place where we can train people for skills that can help them find a job, not train them to become more hardened criminals. Look, I don’t want to pretend like this is all easy.  But some places are doing better than others.  Montgomery County, Maryland put a job training center inside the prison walls to give folks a head start in thinking about what might you do otherwise than committing crime.  That’s a good idea."  


The White House Office of the Press Secretary: Remarks by the President at the NAACP Conference,  Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 14, 2015

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  • Pre-Trial Assessment Unit  - 2010 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award Criminal Justice and Public Safety
  • Winning Fathers Program at Pre Release Center - 2010  National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award Criminal Justice and Public Safety
  • The Silver Spring Community Service Weekend Program - Detention Services - 2012  National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award Criminal Justice and Public Safety

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