Volunteers providing a supportive presence to released prisoners to assist their successful reintegration into the community, thus minimizing their risk of reoffending.
Enhancing community safety by guiding released offenders to live productive lives.
WHO WE ARE
MAP Reintegration was started in Ottawa in May 2000 by a drop-in director, a Catholic Deacon, a social service worker, and two former inmates who all had a common vision: to see those finishing their prison term take a new direction in their lives when they are released.
WHAT WE DO
MAP Reintegration trains volunteers and forms them into teams of 3 – 4, matching them with a screened low-risk offender who has requested support. Meeting regularly in a public place, the offender thus acquires mentors to guide him and to support him in achieving his goals. The team provides aftercare by assisting in addressing temporal needs (e.g., connecting with health and social services, job hunting), as well as spiritual and social needs. By meeting these needs the team becomes a presence in the offender’s life.