Dr. Latessa presenting at 2020 Mat-Su Reentry Summit



Our 2023 Mat-Su Reentry Summit Webpage and Registration is now open.  Please go to 2023 Mat-Su Reentry Summit Webpage in order to register and look at the agenda.

I would like give a big thank you to the following sponsors of this event:



Without your assistance we would not be able to offer this event to the community at no cost.



Mat-Su Reentry Coalition
Keeping our Communities Safe

The Mat-Su Reentry Coalition is a collaboration of individuals, community stakeholders, public and not-for –profit agencies, faith based and business partners who are united and committed to reducing recidivism among returning citizens to the Mat-Su community.   

Our mission is to promote public safety by identifying and implementing strategies that increase former prisoners’ well-being within the community and reduce the likelihood of their return to prison through recidivating.

We accomplish this by:

      • Improved communication and collaboration between the Alaska Department of Corrections and the community
      • Building community partnerships to strengthen local services
      • Identifying berries for those being released from incarceration and taking an active role in addressing those concerned
      • Promoting community educational and training opportunities for those releasing regarding resources
      • Work in conjunction with the Department of Corrections to inform and promote reentry efforts in Alaska

Mat-Su Reentry Newsletter:

2023 September
2023 August
2023 July
2023 June
2023 May
2023 April

Link to April 2023 Reentry Simulation article:
Simulation shines spotlight on struggles associated with reentering society after incarceration (alaskasnewssource.com)

Link to recording of the 2022 Mat-Su Reentry Summit held on January 11th, 12th and 13th, 2022:
2022 Mat-Su Reentry Summit

Northwest Credible Messenger Program Presentation at 2022 Mat-Su Reentry Summit

Link to recording of the March 2023 Community-Wide Meeting on Employment and Housing
March 2023 Mat-Su Reentry Coalition Community Wide Meeting on Employment and Housing

Link to recording of the September 2021 Community-Wide Meeting on Peer Support:
September’s Reentry Community-Wide Meeting on Peer Support

Link to recorded sessions from the 2021 Mat-Su Reentry Summit held on January 12th & 13th, 2021: 2021 Mat-Su Reentry Summit

Dr. Covington presenting at 2021 Mat-Su Reentry Summit


Stephanie Taylor-Silva presenting at 2021 Mat-Su Reentry Summit

For more information on joining the Reentry Coalition please contact:

Barbara Mongar, Mat-Su Reentry Coalition Coordinator


A screening interview is required before an appointment can be scheduled. Please call a Reentry Manager | Coordinator to determine if placement would be available.

Once offender is approved for the program and is eligible a Case Management Plan will be developed. Program is a six-month commitment. Once completed they are given a discharge plan to help navigate any other resources. If the offender is incarcerated, the case manger can come in and assist with release planning.

For request for Screening Interview please contact:

Brian Galloway, Reentry Case Manager