Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center This webinar focussed on the use of incentives and sanctions with individuals under community supervision, particularly those returning to their communities from prison. It included an overview of current practices, policy, and research [...]
The National Reentry Resource Center provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, non-profit organizations, and corrections institutions working on prisoner reentry. Learn more...
The National Reentry Resource Center
Funded by the Second Chance Act of 2008, and launched by the Council of State Governments Justice Center in 2009, the National Reentry Resource Center provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, non-profit organizations, and corrections institutions working on prisoner reentry.
Second Chance Act
Signed into law on April 9, 2008, the Second Chance Act (P.L. 110-199) was designed to improve outcomes for people returning to communities from prisons and jails. This first-of-its-kind legislation authorizes federal grants to government agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, housing, family programming, mentoring, victims support, and other services that can help reduce recidivism.
The 2012 Second Chance Act Conference, "Second Chances and Safer Communities," was held May 22-24, 2012, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. The 2012 conference was the third national reentry conference convened by the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice under the Second Chance Act.
The Reentry Council aims to identify the additional challenges faced by individuals reentering reservation communities due to the increased poverty and isolation often found there and to then identify and develop policies, programs, and services that will support the cultural-social fabric and increase the employment, education, [...]
Since the mid-1980s, the number of official collateral consequences has expanded dramatically. Some estimates speculate that today’s ex-offenders could face up to 50,000 legally mandated collateral consequences, including restrictions on housing, employment, public benefits and immigration. More and more stakeholders are now calling for reform to remove collateral consequences. By creating obstacles between ex-offenders and a new life, advocates say, collateral consequences may even encourage recidivism.