Our Story

Marion County Re-entry Coalition (MCRC) is a coalition of organizations and individuals who serve people re-entering the community after incarceration. We work to redesign the system and create opportunities for providers to align their resources, collaborate, and share best practices to enhance services for re-entrants in Indianapolis.

 

2009

The Leadership in Action Program (LAP) was established, which would later become the Marion County Reentry Coalition (MCRC).

 

2012

The Leadership in Action Program transitioned to the Marion County Reentry Coalition (MCRC).

2013

City-county Council Reentry Task Force developed 26 recommendations related to reentry, appointing the MCRC as the agency responsible moving forward.

 

2013

MCRC recruited private sector employers to Ban the Box.

 

2014

MCRC hosted its first Annual Conference.

 

2018

The MCRC facilitated The Bail Project to open an Indianapolis Office.

 

2020

MCRC hosted JustLeadership USA to conduct an Emerging Leaders training for people who have been impacted by the criminal justice system.

 

2020

MCRC partnered with Councilwoman LaKeisha Jackson and the Community Affairs Committee to create and distribute reentry packets to people exiting the Marion County Jail.

 

2020

Due to the pandemic, the MCRC pivoted from providing an in-person annual conference to creating and hosting free webinar events for the general public.

 

2020

The MCRC worked with Marion County Community Corrections to have all client fees waived for three months during the height of the pandemic.

2021

The Reentry ECHO was launched.

 
 

2021

IHA allocated the Housing Work Group with 50 Emergency Housing Vouchers for people who have exited incarceration. 

2022

MCRC received a Catalyst Grant to support the pilot of a Wholistic Defense System in Marion County.

 
 

2022

MCRC partnered with PACE to implement a BJA Second Chance Act Grant focused on successful reentry.