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Berkeley Study Shines Light on the Pressures of Being a Corrections Officer

January 31, 2019

It’s widely known that jails and prisons can be violent and stressful places to work. But the well-being of corrections officers has rarely been the subject of formal study.

Self-Assessment for Employment-Focused Reentry Programs

January 10, 2019

This self-assessment helps programs gauge their capacity to provide integrated reentry and employment interventions, including work readiness, to people with varying risks and needs. The tool helps reentry practitioners identify opportunities to build the capacity of their programming and services, which, in turn, can better prepare participants for employment and decrease their likelihood of returning to incarceration.

WATCH: North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum Joins Face to Face Initiative to Highlight Substance Addiction Treatment Needs in Criminal Justice System

December 20, 2018

“More than 75 percent of people in our prisons have a substance addiction, many of whom often return to incarceration following their release due to the lack of treatment in their communities,” Gov. Burgum said.

Reentry Matters: Second Chance Act 10th Anniversary Edition

November 14, 2018

Featuring 21 stories from programs across 19 states, Reentry Matters profiles the impact of Second Chance Act grant-funded programs through both the practitioners who run them and the people who are impacted by them.

Funding and Training Opportunities

Visit the Funding and Training Opportunities page to see a list of open solicitations, including those for Second Chance Act (SCA) and Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grants. SCA funding supports state, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations in their work to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people returning from state and federal prisons, local jails, and juvenile facilities. JMHCP funding helps states, local government, and tribal organizations improve their responses to people with mental disorders who are involved with the criminal justice system.

Publications

Getting Talent Back to Work Toolkit

February 8, 2019

This toolkit is designed to provide information to help business and HR leaders work to hire applicants who have criminal records.

Mass Incarceration Threatens Health Equity in America

February 6, 2019

This report examines the links between mass incarceration and health equity by pairing data with examples of successful approaches, showing how mass incarceration negatively impacts health and well-being and suggesting solutions for reducing both incarceration and crime rates.

Top Trends in State Criminal Justice Reform, 2018

January 27, 2019

This policy brief describes key reforms from 2018 that were designed to reduce the scale of incarceration and lessen the impact of the collateral consequences of a felony conviction.

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Webinars

2018 Second Chance Act Orientation for Adult Reentry and Employment Strategic Planning Grant Program

November 8, 2018

During this webinar, recipients of 2018 Second Chance Act Adult Reentry and Employment Strategic Planning grants received information on the requirements and deliverables of the program. Specifically, grantees learned how they will develop a strategic plan that is comprehensive, collaborative, and multisystemic in its approach to increase economic mobility and reduce recidivism for people returning to the community from incarceration.

2018 Second Chance Act Orientation for the Community-Based Adult Reentry Program: Category 2

November 7, 2018

During this webinar, grantees received information about the grant program, including steps for getting the program started, submission of the Planning and Implementation Guide, and Bureau of Justice Assistance expectations.

2018 Second Chance Act Orientation for the Innovations in Reentry Initiative Grant Program

November 5, 2018

During this webinar, FY18 SCA Innovations in Reentry grantees received information about the grant program, including steps for starting their program, submitting the Planning and Implementation Guide, and fulfilling Bureau of Justice Assistance expectations.

2018 Second Chance Act Orientation for Reentry for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Grant Program

November 1, 2018

In this webinar, representatives from the NRRC, along with staff from BJA, provide an overview of the Second Chance Act's Reentry for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness (CSAMI) grant program and explain the training and technical assistance opportunities that are available to grantees, including the Planning & Implementation Guide, and other resources available to grantees.

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