Reentry Success DC started in 2018 as a collaboration between the GEO Group and the National Federation of Federal Employees (an affiliate of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers). The program enhances the GEO Group’s pre- and post-release services by connecting returning citizens to gainful employment. Reentry Success DC is available to every Continuum of Care participant that completed a sentence at the Rivers Correctional Facility in North Carolina and is returning to Washington DC.
Matthew McDowell was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and moved to Washington, D.C. in the early 80’s. He is now a resident and house manager at The Nehemiah Project, a nonprofit dedicated to helping returning citizens transition to society following a jail or prison sentence. Mr. McDowell last served time at The Rivers Correctional Facility, participated in GEO’s Continuum of Care program there, and vows not only to never go back to jail, but also to aid others in their pursuits to overcome criminogenic thinking and re-enter society successfully.