almost 4 years ago

Announcing the winners

The votes are in! Go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the excellent submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop hacking. Use your portfolio to keep your project up to date and get feedback from fellow hackers.

almost 4 years ago

Winner Announcement

Three winners were selected by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for its Technology-based Offender Reintegration Toolkit Challenge. SAMHSA launched the Challenge in June to help persons re-entering the community after being incarcerated.

The winning solutions:

  • The first place prize of $10,000 will go to Jason Cleaveland’s Obodo, an interactive membership website designed as a completely new way to build community around successfully reentering the community after a period of incarceration. It’s intended to be a complete ecosystem of support for formerly incarcerated people, their families, and the organizations that serve them. The platform provides each…

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almost 4 years ago

We will announce winners by September 4

Dear Challenge Participants,

We hope you are doing well!

We received many great entries to the Offender Reintegration Toolkit Challenge and we are in the processes of finalizing the top winners. We hope to make a formal announcement of the prize winners by September 4, 2015. We apologize for the delay!

Thank you very much for your participation!

almost 4 years ago


Good Morning Hackers,

If you submitted an app, make sure it is available to the following devices now as we are in the final round of judging.


Galaxy S4:

  • 40:OE:85:81:CA:2F
  • 40:CE:85:64:A7:5A
  • 40:OE:85:FC:A2:83



  • CC:07:AB:BC:09:EC
  • 30:D6:C9:13:40:DD





Thank you, Diane

almost 4 years ago

App Entries & UDIDs


For those of you who submitted an app that is not available on iTunes or Google Play, you may need to add the testing UDIDs to your app so that we can download them for the judging process. I'll be sending an update next week with the UDIDs you'll need to add. If we can't access your app, you will not be eligible for judging.

Thank you!

almost 4 years ago

Video Requirement


One last final reminder that a video is required for all submissions, and that videos must be set to public in Youtube and Vimeo so that judges are able to view them.

Look forward to your submissions!

almost 4 years ago

24 Hours Left - Submit Soon!

Almost there!

Yes, there is just one day left to submit your entry for the Offender Reintegration Toolkit Challenge. If you haven’t submitted it already, please submit your entry by July 29, 2015 11:59 p.m. Find out what time that is in your city. Looking forward to seeing your solutions and videos!

Submit your solutions via the homepage.

Thanks for your participation, and good luck! Diane

almost 4 years ago

Challenge Post Down July 28 6:30 a.m. to approximately 8:30 a.m.


Just an alert that ChallengePost will be performing site maintenance tomorrow, July 28, starting at 6:30 a.m. The site will be unavailable for approximately 2 hours, give or take a few minutes. During that time, you will not be able to access the challenge.

Thank you!


almost 4 years ago

Valuable Judging Information

Good Morning Innovators!

There's just over a week left to submit your solution for the Offender Reintegration Toolkit Challenge. How is it going? Are you almost finished developing your solution? Don’t forget that you’re required to send us access to the solution for testing, as well as a short video that demonstrates or presents the solution.

Your video should display or highlight the criteria we’ll be using in judging, including:  technical performance, user experience, impact and feasibility.  Here are some specific things the judges will be looking for in the video: 

  • Description or display of how Application functions technically
  • Detailed…

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almost 4 years ago

More Info on How to Submit Your Entries

Good Day Challenge Participants,

As you prepare your final submissions for entry, we have more information about how you can provide us with access to your solution.

For solutions running on widely available devices or hardware, please allow us to test using one of the following methods:

  • Android solution:Upload an .apk file in the submission form or provide a link for us to download your solution in the “Testing Instructions” field on the submission form.
  • iOS Applications: If your solution is available on the App Store please provide a link in the “Website URL” field on the submission form. If you…

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almost 4 years ago

Almost there!

Hello Problem Solvers!

Did you know that there are only 13 days left to finish your submission for the Offender Reintegration Toolkit Challenge? It’s true! Did you also know that according to data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an average of 1,745 people were released from prison each day in 2012? So, according to that data, in the 13 days left to complete your solution for this challenge, 22,685 people will be reentering their communities. Your solution could be the one that helps those leaving the criminal justice system create a stable new life.

Be sure to submit your…

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almost 4 years ago

How Your Solution Can Help

Afternoon Inventive Hackers-

Our challenge team is so appreciative of your interest and participation in this challenge! We know you’re busy building tools to help make the world work faster, smarter, and easier, and want you to know that we’re grateful for your participation in the Offender Reintegration Toolkit challenge.

Studies show that people leaving the criminal justice system have a higher proportion of substance use and mental disorders than the general population. Treatment and recovery support, along with housing and employment are necessary to help newly released individuals address substance use and mental disorders and to keep them from…

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