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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.


Collateral Consequences: The Crossroads of Punishment, Redemption, and the Effects on Communities

June 30, 2019

This report provides an overview of relevant data related to how collateral consequences impact people with criminal records and outlines key recommendations for Congress.

Paid in Full: A Plan to End Money Injustice in New Orleans

June 30, 2019

This report examines how New Orleans has changed its bail practices and outlines how the city can align its court practices with this new system of funding to end money injustice and replace it with a fairer and safer system moving forward.

Levers of Change in Parole Release and Revocation

June 1, 2019

This report describes 12 “levers of change” related to potential discretionary parole release reforms; the reforms are called “change levers” because, once a lever is pulled, it is designed to impact prison populations by altering parole grant rates and durations of time served.

Evaluation of the HUD-DOJ Pay for Success Permanent Supportive Housing Demonstration

June 1, 2019

The demonstration tests whether providing permanent supportive housing (PSH) within a pay-for-success framework is a successful and cost-effective way of using PSH to provide housing stability and reduce social service use and recidivism for a population continually cycling between homeless services and the criminal justice system.

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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.

Responding to the 2019 Second Chance Act Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Solicitation

May 28, 2019

In this webinar, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Reentry Resource Center review the FY19 Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness application process.

Responding to the 2019 Second Chance Act Innovations in Supervision Initiative Solicitation

May 14, 2019

During this webinar, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Reentry Resource Center will describe the FY2019 Second Chance Act Innovations in Supervision Initiative (ISI) grant program and application process.

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