The Reentry Simulation is a participatory activity that seeks to raise awareness about the process of reentering the community from a correctional institution, and to educate participates about the barriers and challenges associated with reentry. This hands-on activity puts participants into the role of a reentrant where one must balance decisions regarding accessing social services, entering into the workforce, obtaining identification, and finding housing while simultaneously complying with supervision and managing limited resources.
If you are interested in hosting a reentry simulation please contact the Coalition Coordinator.
The Anchorage Reentry Coalition has provided direct assistance and support to other communities and partners inside and outside of Alaska with the hosting of reentry simulations in their own communities. Please contact the Coalition Coordinator for more information.
If you are interested in hosting your own reentry simulation the materials are available to download HERE.
To learn more about prior reentry simulations follow these links:
Reentry Simulations - The Alaska Experience (PDF).
Re-entry after incarceration: UAA students learn it's harder than people might think. KTVA (2019)
"Life after incarceration. Simulation walks community members through re-entry challenges." Peninsula Clarion (2022)
"Students simulate prisoner reentry to grasp its hurdles." Green & Gold News, UAA (2019)
The Reality of Reality, CITC (2019)
"Breaking the cycle: Community leaders roleplay a rough reentry to society." Juneau Empire (2019)
"Understanding recidivism in Alaska through simulation." Alaska News Source (2019)