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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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.

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House Passes Bill Funding Key Justice Programs

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) 2015 federal spending bill that funds Department of Justice (DOJ) programs. The bill provides $27.8 billion for DOJ programs in FY2015, an increase of $383 million over current spending.

Announcements

National Institute of Corrections

Solicitation for Employment Retention Specialist Training Curriculum

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is now accepting applications from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement that involves facilitating a focus group of subject matter experts specific to career theory, cognitive behavioral principles, motivational interviewing, and blended learning techniques and practices.

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Solicitation to Produce Transition from Jails to Community Marketing DVD

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is now accepting applications from organizations, groups, or individuals to enter into a cooperative agreement to produce a 45–60-minute, broadcast-quality DVD to provide information specific to the implementation of NIC’s Transition From Jails To Community (TJC) initiative.

Webinars

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.

Publications

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BLOG: NCCD Now: Pay for Success

This month-long blog series from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency features entries from stakeholders, government officials, and service providers on what makes Pay for Success models innovative and effective.

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