Pretrial defendants are encouraged to partiicipate in the SHIFT program. SHIFT is offered by the U.S. Probation Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, and Volunteers of America Residential Reentry Center (RRC). Our goal is “Successfully Helping Individuals and Families Transition” from the pretrial stage, to the sentencing process, and ultimately to prepare for incarceration or other sentencing outcomes.amilies Transition” from the pretrial stage, to the sentencing process, and ultimately to prepare for incarceration or other sentencing outcomes.
Offender reentry is the transition period when an offender is released from prison back into the community. During this transition, a probation officer is assigned to supervise and monitor the offender. Probation officers develop a supervision plan for each offender or client that meets the conditions of their release.
Probation officers play a vital role in making the transition successful by providing resources such as access to treatment centers, employment opportunities, and education.
Many districts offer local access to reentry programs to assist defendants and offenders.
One of those programs is the Rise & Recover Re-Entry Program.