(320) 656-9004

Re-Entry Program (320-656-9004) reentry@cmnrp.org

Three Client Eligibility MUSTS:

1. Do you have a felony conviction in the state of Minnesota? 

2. Is your county of conviction in Stearns, Benton, or Sherburne? 

3. Has it been 365 days or less from the felony sentencing date, or release from incarceration for the felony conviction?

When the release date comes, and the key is turned, and you walk out those gates, a new life begins. However, closed and locked doors also await you on the outside when you have a criminal record: doors to jobs, housing, and more. You need a “key” to open those doors and get a new life.

CMNRP is here to help you successfully integrate into the community and live a crime free life.

As a CMNRP client you are eligible for referrals  in areas such as:

  • Shelter and housing
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Clothing
  • Family Services
  • And more….

Know your most basic needs

  • Proper Identification (State ID, Birth Certificate, Social Security)
  • Transportation
  • Housing/Shelter
  • Food/Clothing
  • Employment

Take Action!

There are several steps you can take while still incarcerated to prepare yourself for a smoother transition:

  • Take advantage of educational, treatment, and transitional programs you qualify for
  • Attend any transition fairs that are offered
  • Create a resume for employment
  • Apply for a social security card, (you need one to work!)
  • Get your birth certificate
  • Resolve DWI issues and plan for transportation


  1. My name is Travis and I was made aware of CMNRP in 2009 when I was in the Stearns County Jail in Huber. This program has been a great support system for needing to talk and understand where I’m coming from. I made contact with CMNRP while I was in jail and when I was done serving my time they were able to get me started immediately. They made me aware of community resources for rental places and employment opportunities. Even though it’s been difficult to acquire employment they continue to encourage me to tap into all the resources. This is a great program for myself and others who have become hopeless and unaware about being able to find residence and employment to become an asset in the community. I hope that this program will continue helping others like myself to be contributing members in society. -Travis B.
  2. My name is Trevor and I have gone to CMNRP in St. Cloud for support and resources that I was in need of. I was homeless even though I had a full-time job and needed support and resources so I could become stable and an active contributing member of society. I was in a terrible situation and refused to move my family into a place where there is alcohol and drug activity. I’m writing this to let others know that CMNRP will help as long as you are willing to help yourself. CMNRP helped me to find housing in a safe environment for me to move my family and myself into. So as long as you are serious about turning your life around and helping yourself and family out then the CMNRP is the right organization for you. -Trevor L.
  3. The Central MN Re-Entry Project is a big help to me. The staff are very good people and easy to work with and they are knowledgeable about resources pertaining to housing and employment. CMNRP helped me with various connections and resources which are very helpful. -Bryant G.


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