The Dakota County Re-Entry Assistance Program (RAP) helps jail inmates with histories of multiple jail stays minimize the number of times they return to jail. The program provides transitional and supportive services that assist sentenced inmates exiting the Dakota County Jail with re-entry into the community.
Community Corrections reviews requests from jail inmates seeking re-entry assistance, conducts interviews to determine eligibility and identifies service needs for inmates selected for the program. After an inmate is accepted, Corrections identifies and coordinates service needs, options and develops a re-entry case plan.
Once the inmate is released from custody, the next step is to assist with his/her transition back into the community, and to follow the inmate for up to 90 days after release.