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. To learn more, click here.

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Recent Posts

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After Prison, a Fresh Start Through PACE

“It’s so easy to get in trouble,” Spruill said, “but it can take a lifetime to get out of it. That’s why you need that support, to help you remember to stay on track, stay patient.”

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Criminal Justice Experts Join CSG Justice Center

“We are very excited to bring aboard this extraordinary collection of talented people, who have served state and local governments across the U.S.,” said Mike Lawlor, chair of the CSG Justice Center’s Executive Committee. Among the seven new experts joining the organization are former heads of state and local agencies and associations and also directors of organizations that conduct research in the criminal justice field, each of whom brings new skills and knowledge to the CSG Justice Center.

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Risk Assessment: What You Need to Know

A recent Associated Press story on risk assessments, performed to determine the likelihood that someone involved in the criminal justice system will reoffend, contains several common misunderstandings. By taking a closer look at a few of these misconceptions, we hope to clarify some major points about risk assessment overall.

Announcements

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Call for Applicants to the Pre-Booking Diversion initiative

The Open Society Foundations is now accepting applications for its Pre-Booking Diversion Initiative. Informational calls will be held to explain this grant opportunity. They are listen-only events, but participants can email questions in advanc

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Register for Webinar: April Meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice

The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) will convene via webinar. The FACJJ, composed of members of state advisory groups on juvenile justice, advises the U.S. president and Congress on matters related to juvenile justice; evaluates the progress and accomplishments of juvenile justice activities and projects; and advises the OJJDP administrator.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Call for Applicants to Support Reentry Efforts Aimed at Improving Latino and Latina Youth Outcomes

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is now accepting applications for its Supporting Latino/a Youth from Out-of-Home Placement to the Community program, which aims to improve Latino and Latina youths’ successful and safe transition to families and communities after confinement through mentoring and reentry planning, as well as other effective strategies and best practices.

Webinars

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Risk Need Responsivity 101: A Primer for SCA and JMHCP Grant Recipients

This webinar provides foundational knowledge on RNR as well as guidance on understanding and implementing risk assessment tools as a way to direct resources and support recidivism-reduction strategies for criminal justice and social service agencies, practitioners, and policymakers.

Publications

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Practice Profile: Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment

This snapshot from the National Institute of Justice’s CrimeSolutions.gov provides an overview of juvenile sex offender treatment interventions, their practice components, the latest research on treatment, and more.

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2015 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide

This resource ­from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime and the National Center for Victims of Crime is designed to help communities and victim assistance providers promote awareness of crime victim issues. It includes media campaign materials, “how to” tips, sample communication tools, updated crime statistics, and more.

Recent Headlines

Population of Juveniles in Confinement on the Decline

The number of juvenile offenders in residential facilities hit in 2012 its lowest point since at least 1975, according to a new report released by the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

New Plan to Shrink Rikers Island Population: Tackle Court Delays

Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York and the state’s chief judge will introduce a plan on Tuesday to gradually reduce the inmate population at Rikers by clearing the backlogs at state courts, a pocket of persistent government dysfunction that has long frustrated improvement efforts.

Helping Ex-offenders Stay Out of Prison

The Jericho Re-entry program has operated in East Baltimore since 2006, enrolling more than 1,500 returning citizens living in Baltimore City. Through successful partnerships with the state and other public and private funders they offer services that provide men and women with the tools they need to rebuild their lives: drug treatment, job training opportunities, transitional housing, GED classes, weekly mentoring, transportation funding, work-appropriate clothing, legal support and assistance with job placement.

LEAD Program for Low-Level Drug Criminals See Success

The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program is working even better than its creators had hoped, reducing criminal-recidivism rates by up to 60 percent for the poor, chronically homeless, low-level drug dealers, users and prostituted people it was designed to help.