The Yavapai Reentry Project was established in 2011 to focus on a key population in the community whose needs were not being fulfilled— those exiting the Department of Corrections.  In an effort to reduce recidivism, improve individual lives, and promote a safer community for all members of Yavapai County, a group of non-profit organizations, government offices, and motivated community members came together to form the Yavapai Reentry Project.

Meet Antonio & Coach Bruce

Yavapai Reentry Project (YRP) Participant Antonio Martinez and Community Coach Bruce Napier were interviewed for Inside Cottonwood. Watch as they discuss the Community Coach Program and the benefits of participating.

Why does the Yavapai Reentry Project exist?

Mission Statement  

Yavapai Reentry Project is a regional support system which promotes successful reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals to improve community safety by reducing criminal behavior.

Vision Statement 

All formerly incarcerated individuals returning to Yavapai County will have opportunities for community support, healthy relationships and hope for their future.

Learn More

  • Learn about Roadblocks people who have felonies face in Arizona here.
  • Learn about the ripple effect incarceration has on children, families, friends, and communities here.
  • Learn about the state of recidivism in a 2005 Arizona Department of Corrections report here.

Programs We Provide

Community Coach Program

Each participant may elect to enroll in the Community Coach Program.  This is a volunteer based program where a participant is matched with a volunteer in the community who has been trained to provide referrals, emotional support, and resources.

Independent Referral Program

Participants looking for referrals and resources will be able to obtain information through the main office of the Yavapai Reentry Project including resources to find housing, employment and job skill training opportunities, medical and health information, and more.

Yavapai Reentry Project is a project of MATFORCEa community organization that educates and raises awareness about substance abuse issues, and advocates for policy change. For more information about MATFORCE visit matforce.org or our family of websites:
OpioidOD.com  |  MarijuanaHarmlessThinkAgain.com  |  TraumaLensCare.org  |  SACLAz.org  |  TalkNowAZ.com  |  NaloxoneAZ.com