Santee, California - The process of leaving county jail and returning to society, often referred to as reentry, can be complicated and filled with challenges.

The Sheriff's Department's reentry programs help inmates recognize things in their lives that are influencing their behavior, so they can make different choices and break the cycle of going in and out of jail.  This leads to less crime and enhanced public safety.

Sheriff's Detention Services Bureau partners with more than 1,200 community groups to provide reentry services in seven county jails.  One of them is the National Association of Women Judges.  They host a workshop at the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility in Santee to help the women prepare for their return to the community.