Making People’s Transition from Prison and Jail to the Community Safe and Successful

A Snapshot of National Progress in Reentry

This brief from the National Reentry Resource Center highlights advancements made in state and local governments’ approaches to reentry and reducing recidivism since the passage of the Second Chance Act in 2008. It underscores the involvement of diverse constituencies and systems in these efforts, the field’s increasing understanding and application of what works to reduce recidivism, and promising recidivism outcomes in a number of states. Finally, this brief points to the critical work that is still ahead to transform systems, continue to improve reentry for people returning to the community after incarceration, and reduce recidivism in state and local jurisdictions across the country.

June 2017 | The Council of State Governments Justice Center and National Reentry Resource Center

Also read this brief’s complementary publication, Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results.

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