“The connections through Pathfinders [are] really what made the difference for me,” Steimbridge said. On top of the short-term housing assistance she received, she also credits Pathfinders’ individualized mentoring support with helping her stay on track in recovery.
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. To learn more, click here.
The Council of State Governments (CSG) recently announced that Megan Quattlebaum, research scholar in law at Yale University Law School and lecturer in law at Columbia University Law School, will be the next director of The CSG Justice Center.
A 55-year-old U.S. Army veteran, Ronald Forbes is on the brink of expanding his Oakland, California-based catering company in partnership with his sister, Catherine. Soon, he’ll move the business to a commercial space, but for now he’s practicing his recipes for barbecue chicken, ribs, and his mom’s potato salad at home.
Staff and a program participant of the Middle Tennessee Rural Reentry (MTRR) Program in Franklin County, TN, a 2015 Second Chance Act Technology-Based Career Training grantee, recently offered insights to fellow grantees as part of the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) training event Engaging Local Employers in Promising Practices for Hiring People Who Have Criminal Records.
When Jamel Bonilla (pictured left) was released from the Middleton House of Correction, he knew what he needed most to stay out of prison. “I needed work,” Bonilla said. “I needed money.”
In 2017, states around the country saw changes to their juvenile record clearance laws. This webinar will explore the various state reforms that took place during the year. Attendees will hear directly from state advocates who will discuss what it took for their state to expand its juvenile record clearance laws.
The program will help jurisdictions that serve youth in juvenile justice, child welfare, and related systems of care to implement and improve essential infrastructure elements.
The training is designed for juvenile justice system leaders and partners working to improve outcomes for youth in post-adjudication custody.
The webinar provides a conceptual overview of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reentry program in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and discusses the program’s processes in three key areas: 1) interagency collaboration and information sharing; 2) staff training; and 3) screening and assessment as part of their collaborative comprehensive case plan process.
This webinar highlights strategies, tools, examples, and best-practice models from across the country that juvenile justice agency managers, staff, and other practitioners may consider in adopting to effectively implement evidence-based programs and services and promote positive outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system.
During this webinar grantees received information about the grant program, including development of the Planning and Implementation Guide, and grant expectations. Technical assistance providers from the National Reentry Resource Center and representatives from OJJDP answered questions and discussed additional resources that are available to grantees.
This webinar highlights innovative practices around the country that are increasing access to critically needed record clearing services.
During this webinar, grantees receive information about the grant program, including steps for getting the program started, submission of the Planning and Implementation (P&I) Guide, and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) expectations. Technical assistance providers from the National Reentry Resource Center and representatives from BJA answer questions and discuss resources that are available to grantees.
During this webinar, presenters from the National Reentry Resource Center and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance reviewed expectations of the grant program, and provided an overview of the technical assistance opportunities available to grantees.
In this webinar, staff from BJA provide an overview of the grant program, and NRRC staff explain the training and technical assistance opportunities available to grantees.
This policy brief provides state and local policymakers as well as education and juvenile justice leaders with information about how they can use requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act to improve education and workforce outcomes for youth in long-term juvenile justice facilities.
This report from the Brookings Institution examines the social determinants of the opioid crisis and offers policy recommendations for effectively addressing the crisis.
This report from The Pew Charitable Trusts explores how jails administer their health care programs and whether these programs further county public health and safety goals.
Topics in the toolkit include assessing the size of the reentry population, engaging partners and encouraging collaboration, using data and working with research partners, and adjusting the program model based on data and research.
This report from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) provides key insights and next steps from CLASP’s 2017 convening, which addressed the need for a multi-generational, multi-racial, youth-centered dialogue around policy change.
The number of Michigan offenders who return to prison has reached its lowest level since the state began recording three-year re-incarceration rates.
The parenting program provides services for women in the months leading up to and following the birth of their child. It includes both pre- and post-natal support groups as well as mental and emotional support from staff members.
A bipartisan proposal from Assembly lawmakers would remove inmates from the state’s embattled youth prison by 2020 and send most youth offenders to facilities overseen by counties throughout the state.
The Second Chance Job Fair was held at Job Service’s Bismarck office and included employers who indicated they were willing to consider hiring those with felony convictions. For the first time, Heberholz arranged for a handful of inmates at the North Dakota State Penitentiary to attend.
The new P.A.C.T. (People Achieving Change Together) program is specially designed for individuals aged 18 to 24. The name was coined by Middlesex Sheriff’s Office staff members who will work in the unit.
Aided by a national initiative aimed at reducing the number of people with mental illnesses in jails, the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office, Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board and local providers have partnered to provide additional services to inmates with mental illnesses.
There has been a policy shift towards probation as the preferred disposition in non-violent criminal cases. The move to provide defendants with several chances to succeed before sending them to prison has the support of all levels of the local justice system, including the judiciary
Increasingly, business leaders see hiring people with criminal records as the right thing to do for America—and for their companies. Formerly incarcerated workers are often hard-working and loyal and not looking to jump to another employer.
Since 2014, local female inmates have gone to the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center in Chicopee, where they did not get the same access to addiction treatment as the male inmates who get to stay in Greenfield.
Environmental training programs can play a major role in transforming both the prison system and the communities most affected by the system. A prime example is San Quentin’s Insight Prison Garden Program. San Quentin partners with Planting Justice to provide master gardener training to inmates while they’re incarcerated, as well as to offer job placement after release.