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Offender Re-entry Community Safety Program (ORCSP)

The ORCSP program is a multi-disciplinary team of professionals from the Department Of Corrections and Compass Health that assist designated participants, with a risk of reoffending and a history of mental illness, in transitioning out of the prison system.

Admission to this program is determined by the ORCSP Committee while the participants are still incarcerated in a correctional facility in Washington State.

The ORCSP Team meets with the participant multiple times prior to release from prison to collectively develop a release plan. A multi-disciplinary process that assists designated criminal offenders to successfully transition back into the community following their release from incarceration.

The release plan includes directive plans of action that will take place for the participant within the first 48 hours post release from prison. Upon discharge from prison participants are typically released with mandated DOC supervision requirements.

Participants may remain in the program after they have fulfilled their DOC supervision requirements. ORCSP participants may remain in the program for up to 60 calendar months following discharge from prison.  The clinician identifies strategies and works with the client, other social service agencies and state and local criminal justice departments to provide community based treatment.  The service goal is to meet the long term needs of the client regarding their mental health symptoms and to help them adjust successfully into the community.