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Rockford Police prepare to launch prisoner re-entry network

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The Rockford Police Department is putting out the call for people on parole as part of a new crime strategy to reduce recidivism and increase safety.

With approximately 900 people on parole in Rockford at any given time, the Rockford Prisoner Re-entry Program hopes to manage those individuals and reduce the chances that they will re-offend.

The goal of the program is to coordinate multiple local agencies to encourage parolees to make an effort to get back on the right track through community support that has clear and defined expectations and consequences.

The network includes the United States Attorney's and Winnebago County State's Attorney Offices, Rockford Mayor's Office, Police and Human Services, Illinois Department of Corrections, United States Alcohol Tobacco & Firearm (ATF), Clergy, Service Providers, and concerned residents.

The Rockford Police Department is holding a press conference on the program Wednesday afternoon. Tune in to 13 News at 5 & 6 for a live report on the program and the press conference from Rebecca Klopf.

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