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[Downloadable S.O.A.R. Pamphlet]

SOAR is Merrimack County’s response to the co-occurring crisis in Merrimack County.

  • Based upon the national best practice model
  • A systems integrated approach to reducing recidivism in Merrimack County


SOAR provides:

  • Intensive supervision
  • Comprehensive case management
  • Cognitive behavioral programming


Successful Offender Adjustment and Reentry (SOAR)


Reduce recidivism by preparing inmates to make a successful transition back into the community.

  • Target high risk offenders
  • Provide criminogenic based in-jail programming
  • Link offenders to services
  • Collaborate and cooperate with community- based providers
  • Provide successful transition to the community
  • Reduce recidivism and improve participant quality of life





The Merrimack County Department of Corrections follows the "Step Down Model" as is demonstrated below:

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