The Missouri Department of Corrections launched the Community Reentry Funding Initiative in 2009 to support local offender reentry efforts in communities throughout the state. For the third year, DOC has contracted with the Institute to provide funding management and evaluation of a statewide, multi-year initiative. The Institute provides process evaluation, initiative-wide impact analysis, and technical support to the awardees. The process evaluation assesses the funded organizations' achievement of their output and outcome objectives. On a larger scale, the Institute will evaluate the initiative's process and utilize data on participating clients to illustrate the impact of the initiative on the recidivism rate. Through the evaluation process, the Institute will collect and analyze data that will be used by the Department and awardees to improve services to offenders that are designed to facilitate their rehabilitation and reentry into the community.