Reentry Webinars and Video

Justice Center Webinar Archive

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Ask the Experts—Assessment, Treatment, and Supervision Strategies for Professionals Working with Individuals with Sex Offense Convictions

In this webinar the panelists summarize empirical research on assessment, treatment, and supervision of individuals convicted of sex offenses; describe how the research relates to practice and policy; present some examples of evidence-based treatment and supervision models; and give recommendations of effective strategies for practitioners working in the field.


Pay for Success: New Capital for Evidence-Based Programming

As publicly funded programs and services across the country encounter budgetary constraints, many are looking toward social impact bonds (SIBs) and other “pay for success” financing strategies as possible tools for funding. This webinar will provide an overview of the pay for success funding model—what it is, how it works, its challenges, and examples of current SIB projects across the country within the criminal justice field.


Webinar: “Expungement: Policy and Practice in the South”

This webinar provides an overview of policy trends regarding the expungement/sealing of criminal record information in the South, using case studies of southern states including South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, ¬¬and Maryland.

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Problem-Solving Clinic on Women’s Risk Needs Assessment

This webinar discussed the Women’s Risk Needs Assessment (WRNA), and provided participants the opportunity to discuss the benefits and challenges of WRNA, best practices for implementing gender-responsive assessments with or without other assessment tools, and resources and recommendations to help address challenges to using WRNA.

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.

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Responding to the SCA Adult Reentry Program Utilizing Mentors

With funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Reentry Resource Center hosted a webinar for organizations responding to this solicitation. In this webinar, officials from BJA will explain the grant program and application process.


Youthful Offenders – DC Public Safety Television

This video, aired on DC Public Safety Television and produced by Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA) and the Office of Cable Television, provides an overview of CSOSA’ efforts to implement best practices for […]

Statewide Recidivism Reduction Grant Program

The Second Chance Act Statewide Recidivism Reduction Grant Program: An Orientation for Criminal Justice Policy Advisors to State Governors

This webinar provides an overview of the Second Chance Act Statewide Recidivism Reduction (SRR) Grant Program. It is intended for policymakers from 13 states–Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Vermont, and West Virginia–that received SRR planning grants from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance in FY2013. Your Source for Criminal Justice Research Evidence

This webinar provides an overview of Maintained by the National Institute of Justice, the searchable website features programs and practices in fields of criminal justice, juvenile justice, and victims’ services as well as rigorous evaluations of their effectiveness. webinar Your Source for Criminal Justice Research Evidence

Hosted by the Justice Research and Statistics Association, this archived webinar offers a general overview of, a website that provides rigorous, reliable, and consistent Information about and evaluations of programs and interventions in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and victim services.

Incarceration, Poverty, and the Family

This webinar from the Institute of Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison examines research on incarceration, poverty, and the family.


Neighborhood-Based Supervision: A Review of Promising Practices

The practice of neighborhood-based supervision allows parole officers to interact closely with parolees within their social environment, as well as with community organizations and residents, providing them with insight into the parolees’ susceptibility to negative influences in the neighborhood.


Funding and Sustaining Mentoring Programs

This webinar was offered to Second Chance Act mentoring grantees interested in learning strategies to fund and sustain their programs. Panelists discussed the elements of a successful sustainability plan, sources of funding for juvenile and adult programs, how to build effective collaborations, and effective uses of program data.

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A Trauma-Informed Effective Reinforcement System for Girls

This webinar reviews the framework of the Trauma-Informed Effective Reinforcement System (TIER) for Girls, a female responsive, research-based model that offers an effective alternative to compliance-focused behavior management systems for short-term detention and residential programs.


Recidivism Reduction Checklists: A Resource for State Corrections Agencies

Three checklists will be introduced during the webinar, each tailored to distinct audiences: Executive and Legislative Policymakers State Corrections Administrators State Reentry Coordinators During this invitation-only event, a distinguished panel of state corrections directors, policy staff, and state reentry coordinators […]


Responding to the Second Chance Act Adult Grant Program

On January 22, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance released the fiscal year 2013 solicitation for the Second Chance Act Adult Mentoring and Transitional Services for Successful Reentry Program.

Webinar: Innovations in Substance Abuse Treatment

On October 25, 2011 the National Reentry Resource Center sponsored this webinar in which presenters reviewed how adopting a “continuing care model” to treat substance use disorders can improve outcomes for individuals who are justice involved. Presenters also provided an […]

Webinar: Overcoming Community Resistance to Reentry Housing

This National Reentry Resource Center webinar, held January 17, 2012 explored the findings from “In Our Backyard: Overcoming Community Resistance to Reentry Housing: A NIMBY Toolkit,” a resource developed by the Fortune Society and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, […]

Responding to the Second Chance Act Smart Probation Solicitation

On April 26, 2012, the Bureau of Justice Assistance for applicants responding to the “Smart Probation: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities” grant solicitation. The “Smart Probation” program assists state, local, and tribal agencies in developing and […]

Education and the World of Work Anchors to a Strong Juvenile Reentry Plan

On June 15, 2011, the National Reentry Resource Center hosted this webinar, which described the elements of strong educational programs in residential facilities, strategies for ensuring continuity to community-based academic and vocational programs, and the roles different juvenile justice system […]

Second Chance Act – Applying for Adult Demonstration Grants

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) awards grants for demonstration projects targeting adults, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) awards grants for demonstration projects targeting youth returning from juvenile justice facilities.    

Second Chance Act – Grantee Performance Measurement Resources

This webinar will introduce new Second Chance Act grantees to the resources and technical assistance available to them from the National Reentry Resource Center, and provide information on the grant management, reporting, and other legal requirements that grantees are required […]

Victims and Reentry

This webinar, recorded on December 2, 2010, discussed promising and replicable practices and program models for involving crime victims and victim services in offender reentry planning processes. Although reentry planning has long focused on the needs of offenders, there has […]

Reentry Housing Strategies

This webinar was recorded on November 9, 2010. This free webinar described promising and replicable practices and program models for creating housing opportunities that support successful reentry for people returning from jails or prisons. Housing is a foundation for successful […]

Identifying and Engaging Reentry Mentors for Justice-Involved Youth

On November, 1, 2010, the National Reentry Resource Center and The Center for Advancement of Mentoring hosted a webinar on engaging family members in reentry efforts and identifying pro-social support for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. This webinar […]

Family Engagement in Reentry for Justice-Involved Youth

On October 4, 2010, the National Reentry Resource Center and the Center for the Advancement of Mentoring hosted a webinar on engaging family members in reentry efforts and identifying pro-social support for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

Local Government Roles in Reentry

On August 26, 2010 the National Reentry Resource Center, with the support of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, hosted a webinar about local government roles in reentry. The webinar discussed how local government agencies can establish […]

Juvenile Reentry in Concept and Practice

This webinar, held on January 26th, 2010, featured David M. Altschuler, Ph.D., principal research scientist at the Institute for Policy Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and Shay Bilchik, founder and director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown […]

Webinar Archive: Ensuring Access to Medicaid for Individuals with Mental Illnesses Reentering Their Communities from Prison: A Program Model from Oklahoma

The webinar, held on October 29th, described an innovative program to ensure that eligible individuals have access to Medicaid on their release date or soon after, including evaluation data documenting the program’s effects. Bob Mann, from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, detailed components of the program, which involved extensive collaboration among the state’s corrections, mental health, and Medicaid agencies. Dr. Henry Ireys, of Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., presented results of an evaluation of the impact of the program on Medicaid enrollment, service use, and other outcomes. Seth Prins, from the Council of State Governments Justice Center, highlighted the Justice Center’s federal benefits tools. Finally, there was a question and answer session with the presenters.

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The Reentry Framework

This webinar features a close look at Reentry technology, namely the Reentry Framework of The presenter is David Heath who explores the Reentry Framework referral and case management system and how it can serve your community and your clients.

Grant Writing 101

This webinar outlines basic steps to take in preparing any kind of funding proposal, and provides guidance to help organizations think through their project design and get their program organized.


Webinar: Trapped: The Effects of Criminal Debt on Reentry

On September 12, 2013, the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, and the Illinois Asset Building Group cosponsored a webinar exploring criminal defendant/prisoner debt in the U.S. and […]

The Intersection of Reentry & Housing

Andy McMahon is speaking about the intersection between the reentry and housing. He is the Associate Director of the Corporation for Supportive Housing.

NRRC: SCA Conference: Creating the Strategic Plan

A topic discussion where participants share their experiences with strategic planning and learn from other similarly situated grantees who have experience with strategic planning. Facilitators: Leonard Engel, Senior Policy Analyst, Crime and Justice Institute; Meghan Guevara, Managing Associate, Crime and […]