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[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 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.


Online Course: Ten Steps to Transforming Probation Departments to Reduce Recidivism

August 5, 2019

This online course provides a ten-step action plan to help a probation department visualize transformation of its practices from beginning to end, and to align it with the four practices of recidivism reduction.

Los Angeles County Office of Diversion and Reentry’s Supportive Housing Program: A Study of Participants’ Housing Stability and New Felony Convictions

August 1, 2019

This report presents early interim findings about the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services' Office of Diversion and Reentry's supportive housing program, which provides housing coupled with case management.

Re-Entry Housing Issues in Illinois: The Current Situation, Challenges, and Possible Solutions

July 26, 2019

The report includes interviews with state leaders from more than 60 organizations and offers over a dozen realistic policy proposals aimed at helping state and local government officials in Illinois facilitate a smooth reentry and reduce recidivism.

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Facts and Myths: Health Care Employment Opportunities for People with Criminal Records

June 18, 2019

Health care is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in the country, with the demand for qualified workers greatly exceeding supply in many areas. But people who have criminal records are often unable to enter or advance within this relatively high-paying sector due to a complex web of legal barriers that make jobs and licenses difficult or impossible to obtain. This webinar separates the myths from the facts about these barriers in order to develop a better understanding of the true scope and impact of employment-related collateral consequences in the health care sector.

Connecting the Dots: Lessons Learned from a Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement Initiative

June 4, 2019

This webinar explains the research and track record of reform efforts underpinning the IOYouth approach as well as discusses why conducting a comprehensive review of system-wide policies and expenditures is critical to protecting public safety and efficient resource allocation.

Responding to the 2019 Second Chance Act Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Solicitation

May 28, 2019

In this webinar, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Reentry Resource Center review the FY19 Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness application process.

Responding to the 2019 Second Chance Act Innovations in Supervision Initiative Solicitation

May 14, 2019

During this webinar, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Reentry Resource Center will describe the FY2019 Second Chance Act Innovations in Supervision Initiative (ISI) grant program and application process.

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