CareSource Re-Entry ProgramTM

Transitioning home after being incarcerated can be a challenge for most people. Returning citizens often lack the resources they need to get back on their feet. It can be hard to find safe housing, food and health care. They may also be dealing with mental health issues or struggle with substance use.

Nearly one in three people will return to prison within three years of their release without proper support. CareSource partners with the Indiana Department of Correction to help these returning citizens transition back into daily life. The goal is to give returning citizens the tools they need for self-sufficiency as they return to their communities.

Our Team

CareSource has Community Justice Liaisons (CJLs) to help returning citizens in this process. CJLs go over their medical and mental health needs, how to find area resources, and help them set future goals. They can also answer questions like:

  • How can I get help to go back to school or get a job?
  • How can I get counseling?
  • How can I find out about health care?
  • How can I find out about local support?

Our CJLs make sure that all returning citizens have Indiana Medicaid when they are released. Returning citizens can also get help finding a job or going back to school by working with a Life Coach through CareSource Life Services®.

Learn more about the CareSource Re-Entry Program by calling 317-982-6495 or emailing IndianaRe-Entry@CareSource.com.

Expungement

CareSource will cover the cost of expungement (up to $500) for eligible returning citizens. These returning citizens must:

  • Not have pending charges in any state
  • Pay all fines, fees, court costs and restitution (CareSource will help cover these costs with this fund)
  • Wait the required time since the offense or conviction
  • Be part of the CareSource Re-Entry Program or CareSource JobConnectTM through CareSource Life Services®
  • Get a letter of approval from the prosecutor’s office

Helpful Links

Bureau of Motor Vehicles
1-888-692-6841
Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1-800-332-7385
HIRE (Hoosier Initiative for Reentry)
1-812-549-8634
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
(Medicaid, SNAP, or TANF) 1-800-403-0864
Indiana 2-1-1
Dial 211 or 1-866-211-9966
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255
Indiana Career Ready
(WorkOne) 1-888-436-9092
Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic
Indianapolis: 1-317-429-4131,
Fort Wayne: 1-260-456-8972

CareSource Member Services: 1-844-607-2829 (TTY: 1-800-743-3333 or 711), Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET

CareSource Youth Re-Entry Program

CareSource partners with the Department of Youth Services at the Indiana Department of Correction to help young returning citizens and their parents or guardians in their transition back home.

Learn more about the CareSource Youth Re-Entry Program by calling 317-982-6495 or emailing IndianaRe-Entry@CareSource.com.

For Parents or Guardians

Your child will be coming home soon. You may be feeling relieved, nervous, and excited all at the same time. Please know that you and your family are not alone. You have others who are rooting for your child’s success. CareSource has a special team of Community Justice Liaisons (CJLs) to help you and your child in this transition.

Think of the CJL as a partner who helps your child successfully transition back home. They will connect your child to health care and area resources. Your CJL will work with your child to create a plan and set goals for their first 90 days after release. To help with this you may be asked to:

  • Sign consent forms so that the CJL can talk about health care with you and your child.
  • Talk to the CJL over the phone to find out how they can best help your child.
  • Help the CJL get to know your child to make sure that they are getting the best level of care.

CareSource Member Services: 1-844-607-2829 (TTY: 1-800-743-3333 or 711), Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET