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[WATCH] Reentry: What Does it Mean to You?

April 1, 2019

Learn how the National Reentry Resource Center can help weave the numerous threads of successful reentry together to promote safety, collaboration, and second chances. Follow us on social media with the hashtag #ReentryMatters.

Face to Face: Connecting Policymakers to People Involved with the Correctional System

April 30, 2019

This collection of stories from the National Reentry Resource Center highlights participation in Face to Face by a number of governors and features the voices of those who stand to benefit from criminal justice policy that is developed with personal experiences in mind.

Connecticut and Sonoma County, California Kick off Data-Driven Effort to Overhaul Juvenile Justice Systems

June 11, 2019

The endeavors are part of an effort to answer the call of state and local jurisdictions struggling to ensure that resources are being efficiently used to help young people who interact with the juvenile justice system succeed.

NRRC Director: Second Chance Month is Over, But a New Era of Work Must Begin

April 30, 2019

As April comes to a close, so does Second Chance Month, a time designated to focus attention on the millions of people returning from prison or jail each year. Ensuring their reentry back into communities is safe and successful matters to everyone. So it’s heartening to reflect on the momentum that now exists, and begin defining the future of reentry.

Funding and Training Opportunities

Visit the Funding and Training Opportunities page to see a list of open solicitations, including those for Second Chance Act (SCA) and Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grants. SCA funding supports state, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations in their work to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people returning from state and federal prisons, local jails, and juvenile facilities. JMHCP funding helps states, local government, and tribal organizations improve their responses to people with mental disorders who are involved with the criminal justice system.

Funding & Announcements

Smart on Crime Innovations Conference

September 9, 2019

This two-day conference will serve as a public statement conveying that people from across the ideological spectrum are committed to pursuing smart, fair, and effective criminal justice and public safety policies.

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Reimagining Employer Engagement: A Toolkit for Providers

September 3, 2019

The toolkit provides workforce professionals with information and tools to expand their work and demonstrate the value their services bring to employers.

Higher Education Programs in Prison: What We Know Now and What We Should Focus On Going Forward

September 1, 2019

This publication summarizes research on the effectiveness of educational programs in helping to reduce recidivism, key lessons learned in providing college programs to incarcerated adults, and remaining issues that need to be addressed, including how to ensure long-term funding of in-prison college programs and the need for an outcomes evaluation to learn from the Experimental Initiative.

Arrest, Release, Repeat: How Police and Jails Are Misused to Respond to Social Problems

August 20, 2019

This report illustrates the use and misuse of local jails and covers how many people go to jail each year, how many return, and the underlying social issues that fuel this cycle.

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The Behavioral Health Needs Framework and Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans

September 4, 2019

This webinar highlights two jurisdictions—the State of Oklahoma and Douglas County, Nebraska—and explains how they used Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans to enhance their case planning processes and promote recovery, successful diversion from the criminal justice system to treatment, or reentry to the community among their participants.

Improving Job Readiness and Retention for Higher Risk Populations

August 28, 2019

During this webinar, participants learn about the integration of social learning and/or cognitive behavioral approaches, as well as other-risk reduction strategies, in employment program models.

Facts and Myths: Health Care Employment Opportunities for People with Criminal Records

June 18, 2019

Health care is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in the country, with the demand for qualified workers greatly exceeding supply in many areas. But people who have criminal records are often unable to enter or advance within this relatively high-paying sector due to a complex web of legal barriers that make jobs and licenses difficult or impossible to obtain. This webinar separates the myths from the facts about these barriers in order to develop a better understanding of the true scope and impact of employment-related collateral consequences in the health care sector.

Connecting the Dots: Lessons Learned from a Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement Initiative

June 4, 2019

This webinar explains the research and track record of reform efforts underpinning the IOYouth approach as well as discusses why conducting a comprehensive review of system-wide policies and expenditures is critical to protecting public safety and efficient resource allocation.

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