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     Note: please note that this profile of a policy option or program model should (a) link back to the issue overview on this topic, (b) be focused either the local, state, national, or global level, and (c) be neutrally presented, based on facts, and include footnotes for each of the items.  See the Research Guide and Information Sources to assist you.


This policy option or model program profile relates to the following issue overview(s):


Summary    one paragraph description 

  • In early 2005, the DOC created the Minnesota Comprehensive Offender Reentry Plan (MCORP), a strategic initiative between invested state agencies, the courts, and the community, to plan and oversee the statewide offender reentry approach. [1]



Goal    short description of the policy or program goal  

  • The mission of MCORP is to identify points of intersection and collaboration between the state and community provided services available to offenders who are either in transition or community reentry.
  • Services and planning will be organized around the criminogenic needs of offenders, as measured by the Level of Service Inventory-Revised (LSI-R). Case plans will be developed and reviewed targeting high-risk need areas for each target population offender.[2]



Cost    total policy or program cost; also include per person cost if available 



Implementation    describe how the policy or program is implemented (esp. who, how) 

  •  Joining the DOC, the following

    entities have committed to the

    success of MCORP:

    – Minnesota Department of


    – Minnesota Department of

    Employment & Economic

    Development (DEED)

    – Minnesota Department of Health

    – Minnesota Housing Finance


    – Minnesota Department of

    Human Services (DHS)

    – Minnesota Department of

    Public Safety (DPS)

    – Minnesota State Courts


    – The three pilot areas

  • To better prepare offenders for successful reentry, the DOC is organizing around the three phases identified in the NIC’s Transition from Prison to Community Initiative: the institution phase, the transition phase, and the community reintegration phase.[4]



Evaluation    summarize any evaluation findings that policy or program effectiveness

  • The DOC is implementing an ongoing random assignment evaluation of MCORP. [5]
  • Compared to the control group, MCORP reduced risk of arrest by 40%, reconviction by 48%, and reincarceration for a new offense by 56%[6]
  • Community factors associated with better recidivism outcomes include:
    • Social support
    • Employment
    • The combination of mentoring, support circles, and faith-based programming
    • Participating in both prison and community-based treatment
    • Vocational programming
    • Income support   [7]



Status    indicate whether this policy or program has been adopted in more locations or remains a proposal 

  • The 2007 legislature awarded four additional reentry-related grants, over and above the dollar amount appropriated for MCORP. The DOC has awarded and is administering those grants, which will continue through the current biennium. [8]


Point of View    quotations from those in support or opposition to this policy or program 




Contact     contact information for sponsor of this policy or program 

  • Minnesota Department of Corrections: 651/361-7200



Bibliography    link to any additional readings or websites related to this policy or program 

  • Minnesota Comprehensive Offender Re-entry Plan (MPORP): Preliminary Evaluation Results, Presented to the Hennepin County MCORP Advisory Group by Grant Duwe, Ph.D., Minnesota Department of Corrections Research and Evaluation Manager. September, 2009. 



  1. http://www.doc.state.mn.us/publications/documents/01-09MCORP.pdf
  2. http://www.doc.state.mn.us/publications/documents/01-09MCORP.pdf
  3. http://www.doc.state.mn.us/publications/documents/01-09MCORP.pdf
  4. http://www.doc.state.mn.us/publications/documents/01-09MCORP.pdf
  5. http://www.doc.state.mn.us/publications/documents/01-09MCORP.pdf
  6. Minnesota Comprehensive Offender Re-entry Plan (MCORP): Preliminary Evaluation Results, 2009.
  7. Minnesota Comprehensive Offender Re-entry Plan (MCORP): Preliminary Evaluation Results, 2009.
  8. http://www.doc.state.mn.us/publications/documents/01-09MCORP.pdf

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