NRRC Technical Assistance

U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, R-North Carolina, on Second Chance ActThe National Reentry Resource Center will provide on- and off-site training and technical assistance (TTA) to government agencies and nonprofit organizations that are selected to receive grants under the provisions of the Second Chance Act. Resource Center staff will work with each grantee to develop an assessment of the project, understand its goals and objectives, and identify areas where TTA can be of most use to the project team.

Based on this assessment, Resource Center staff will work with each grantee team to design an individual technical assistance plan for each project that reflects the particular goals and objectives identified in the assessment process. As part of the TTA services, Resource Center staff will provide grantees with publications, distance learning sessions, and opportunities to connect with experts and practitioners in a wide variety of fields working on reentry, as well as with peers engaged in similar reentry work.

Technical assistance will be tailored to each grantee and will reflect each jurisdiction’s unique characteristics and resources. Resource Center staff will work closely with each grantee to ensure the applicability and relevance of the assistance.

Planning and Implementation Guides

Planning and Implementation Guide for SCA Smart Reentry Grantees

This guide prepared by the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) is intended to support recipients of Second Chance Act (SCA) Smart Reentry: Focus on Evidence-Based Strategies for Successful Reentry from Incarceration to Community grants funded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). It is not intended to serve as a step-by-step blueprint for developing a reentry program, but rather to foster discussion on best practices, identify considerations for collaborative efforts, and help programs work through key decisions and implementation challenges. Although the guide was developed as a tool for SCA grantees, its exercises and supporting resources may be helpful for other reentry programs.

Grantee Orientation Webinars

2017 Second Chance Act Orientation for Community-Based Adult Reentry Grantees

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.

2017 Second Chance Act Orientation for Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders Grantees

In this webinar, staff from U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance provide an overview of the grant program, and staff from the National Reentry Resource Center explain the training and technical assistance opportunities, the Planning & Implementation Guide, the RNR Simulation Tool (a tool developed by George Mason University’s Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence that 2017 grantees are required to use), and other resources available to grantees

2017 Second Chance Act Grantee Orientation

During this webinar, NRRC staff explain the training and technical assistance opportunities and resources available to grantees. Staff from BJA provide an overview of the post-award grant management and reporting requirements.