National Reentry Resource Center

NRRC program logoThe 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.

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Recent Posts


Newspapers Urge Congress to Support Second Chance Act

As Congress prepared for its first formal discussion of reauthorizing the Second Chance Act this week at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, newspapers from across the country gave federal legislators a lot to think about.



California Counties Reentry Fellowship Announced

This unique position will focus on documenting how California’s counties are addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by the state’s prison realignment and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and sharing “lessons learned” and best practices for the benefit of all of California’s counties.

American Probation and Parole Association

Register Now for Webinar: From Incarceration to Hope

This webinar will provide an introduction to and information on the reentry program of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, which focuses on improving life skills and employment opportunities for individuals in their community involved with the justice system.

Department of Health & Human Services

Call for National Forum Applicants

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is now accepting applications for the National Forum for the State and Territorial Chief Executives (National Forum), which serves as a national health policy body for states and territories.


Integrated Reentry and Employment

Reentry and Employment White Paper, Pilot Site Opportunity

This webinar provides policymakers and practitioners in the criminal justice, corrections, and workforce development fields with an overview of the recently published white paper, Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness.


Recent Headlines

Mental Illness Program Could Transform L.A. County Justice System

Los Angeles officials announced Wednesday the launch of an alternative sentencing program aimed at diverting mentally ill, low-level offenders from jail into treatment, a project they hope will signal a dramatic shift for the county’s criminal justice system.

Ex-con Launches Startup Aimed at Inmates

In 2007, Frederick Hutson was sentenced to 51 months in prison for distributing marijuana. The operation had been netting him $500,000 annually — and once he got to prison, he put his business acumen to use.

21 Bills Targeting Drug Abuse Unveiled by NJ Lawmakers

After more than a year of behind-the-scenes work, State Sen. Joe Vitale (D-Woodbrige) is scheduled to unveil a 21-bill package Wednesday aimed at addressing New Jersey’s growing heroin and prescription drug abuse problem.

Inmates Graduate with Job Certifications

With a cumulative recidivism rate of 7.13 percent, CALPIA’s CTE programs are some of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s most successful vocational training programs, said Michele Kane, with CALPIA.