Reentry

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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

National Institute of Corrections

Jail Reentry Planning: A Little Collaboration and Communication Go a Long Way

This article from the National Jail Exchange of the National Institute of Corrections describes how the Kent County Office of Community Corrections and the Kent County Sheriff’s Department in Michigan collaborated to launch a reentry system for individuals at a Kent County jail, under the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) initiative.

Recent headlines

Fewer S.C. Convicts Returning to Prison, Study Finds

A study released this summer noted an 18 percent drop in recidivism in the Palmetto State, a decline surpassed only by North Carolina among the eight states involved in the review, according to the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the National Re-entry Resource Center.

Telmate Launches New iOS App for Friends and Family of Inmates

Telmate is the first company to launch an iOS app that helps friends and family to stay connected with their incarcerated loved ones. GettingOut is a free mobile app now available on the Apple iTunes Store that allows friends and family to easily make deposits, send messages, and manage accounts from the convenience of their smartphone.

Gov. Brown Signs Bills to Help Juvenile Offenders, Title IX Compliance

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed 33 bills into law, including measures providing the automatic sealing of juvenile offenders’ records if they comply with court directions and requiring schools to report, by gender, who is participating in their sports programs.

Housing Restrictions Keep Sex Offenders in Prison Beyond Release Dates

Dozens of sex offenders who have satisfied their sentences in New York State are being held in prison beyond their release dates because of a new interpretation of a state law that governs where they can live. The law, which has been in effect since 2005, restricts many sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of a school. Those unable to find such accommodations often end up in homeless shelters.