Increase linkage to care for persons who have experienced incarceration

Pillar: Treat
Goal: Improve access to care and treatment for 75% of PWH by 2025.
Strategy: Increase linkage to care for persons who have experienced incarceration.
Target: Newly released, ages 18 +

Key Activities:

High Priority and Disruptively Innovative

  1. Develop a flow process with the criminal justice system to improve linkage-to-care process upon release.
  • Consult with Ryan White to find agencies that provide linkage-to-care services, including for people returning from incarceration.

2. Provide education for medical staff and administration of criminal justice facilities on HIV-related services.
3. Partner with re-entry programs to offer information and resources.

  • Share information with probation court.

Key Partners

FFL, Hope House, Hospitality House, Juvenile Justice Center, Memphis Union Mission, Shelby County Criminal Justice Center (201 Poplar), Shelby County Office of Re-Entry/ other agen- cies/ Transition Services, Shelby County Department of Correc- tions (facilities [including penal farm] and parole offices), SCHD, TDH, The Haven

Potential Funding Sources

  • RW
  • Correctional Facilities

Estimated Funding Allocation

  • Support Supplies- $2,000
  • Project Coordination- $40,000

    Total: $42,000



(Reported annually, locally monitored more frequently)

  • # of incarcerated individuals receiving HIV/STI testing
  • # of staff trainings and training participants in the jail system

Monitoring Data Source

  • Shelby County Health Department Incarceration Data Reports