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Integrated Reentry & Employment Strategies: Pilot Project Process Evaluation Report

October 18, 2019

The IRES Pilot Project Process Evaluation Report details the findings of comprehensive analysis of two pilot sites–Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and Palm Beach County, Florida–seeking to integrate the efforts of their corrections and workforce development systems.

[WATCH] Reentry: What Does it Mean to You?

April 1, 2019

Learn how the National Reentry Resource Center can help weave the numerous threads of successful reentry together to promote safety, collaboration, and second chances. Follow us on social media with the hashtag #ReentryMatters.

Face to Face: Connecting Policymakers to People Involved with the Correctional System

April 30, 2019

This collection of stories from the National Reentry Resource Center highlights participation in Face to Face by a number of governors and features the voices of those who stand to benefit from criminal justice policy that is developed with personal experiences in mind.

Connecticut and Sonoma County, California Kick off Data-Driven Effort to Overhaul Juvenile Justice Systems

June 11, 2019

The endeavors are part of an effort to answer the call of state and local jurisdictions struggling to ensure that resources are being efficiently used to help young people who interact with the juvenile justice system succeed.

NRRC Director: Second Chance Month is Over, But a New Era of Work Must Begin

April 30, 2019

As April comes to a close, so does Second Chance Month, a time designated to focus attention on the millions of people returning from prison or jail each year. Ensuring their reentry back into communities is safe and successful matters to everyone. So it’s heartening to reflect on the momentum that now exists, and begin defining the future of reentry.

Funding & Announcements

[Apply Now] Randomized Controlled Trials to Evaluate Social Programs Whose Delivery Will Be Funded by Government or Other Entities

November 19, 2019

The purpose of this grant program is to support randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of social programs in any area of U.S. policy, including criminal justice initiatives, for which the funding agency will fund the RCT and the government or another entity will fund the program’s delivery.

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting

November 13, 2019

Date: March 24–28, 2020
Location: San Antonio, Texas

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Publications

Creating Systemwide Change to Promote Recidivism-Reduction & Employment Readiness

November 4, 2019

This fact sheet, developed by The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the National Reentry Resource Center, provides an overview of the Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies project and discusses a recently released report on the three-year pilot project that tested the framework in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and Palm Beach County, Florida.

The Steep Costs of Criminal Justice Fees and Fines

November 1, 2019

This analysis shows that in addition to thwarting rehabilitation and failing to improve public safety, criminal court fees and fines also fail at efficiently raising revenue.

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Webinars

2019 Second Chance Act Grantee Orientation

October 24, 2019

During this webinar, representatives from the National Reentry Resource Center explain the training and technical assistance opportunities and resources available to grantees. Staff from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance provide an overview of the post-award grant management and reporting requirements.

On Track: How Well Are States Preparing Youth in the Juvenile Justice System for Employment?

September 25, 2019

In this webinar staff, from the CSG Justice Center and representatives from the U.S. Department of Education discuss opportunities for states and jurisdictions to improve employment outcomes for this population, and best practice examples from other jurisdictions around the country.

The Behavioral Health Needs Framework and Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans

September 4, 2019

This webinar highlights two jurisdictions—the State of Oklahoma and Douglas County, Nebraska—and explains how they used Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans to enhance their case planning processes and promote recovery, successful diversion from the criminal justice system to treatment, or reentry to the community among their participants.

Improving Job Readiness and Retention for Higher Risk Populations

August 28, 2019

During this webinar, participants learn about the integration of social learning and/or cognitive behavioral approaches, as well as other-risk reduction strategies, in employment program models.

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