Reentry Partner Organizations

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The Council of State Governments Justice Center
The Council of State Governments (CSG) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization serving all elected and appointed state government officials. CSG income is derived from five sources: annual dues paid by each state and member jurisdiction; donations from the private sector; federal grants; foundational grants, and secretariat group fees. Founded in 1933, CSG has a long history of providing state leaders with the resources to develop and implement effective public policy and programs. Owing to its regional structure and its constituency—which includes state legislators, judges, and executive branch officials—CSG is a unique organization. With its headquarters in Lexington, KY, CSG has four regional offices, representing the West, Midwest, South, and East.

On December 3, 2006, The Council of State Governments Governing Board voted to transform the Eastern Regional Conference's (CSG/ERC) criminal justice program into a national Justice Center. Over 10 years, CSG/ERC's criminal justice program evolved from a regionally oriented initiative into a respected nonpartisan resource for leaders across the country.

The Council of State Governments Justice Center
22 Cortlandt Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 482-2320
Fax: (212) 482-2344

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American Probation and Parole Association (APPA)
APPA comprises individuals from the United States and Canada actively involved with probation, parole and community-based corrections, in both adult and juvenile sectors. Its constituents come from all levels of government including local, state/provincial, legislative, executive, judicial, and federal agencies. APPA has grown to become the voice for thousands of probation and parole practitioners including line staff, supervisors, administrators, educators, volunteers, and concerned citizens with an interest in criminal and juvenile justice. APPA's mission is to serve, challenge and empower its members and constituents by educating, communicating and training; advocating and influencing; acting as a resource and conduit for information, ideas and support; developing standards and models; and collaborating with other disciplines.

Steering Committee Member: Carl Wicklund, Executive Director

American Probation & Parole Association
PO Box 11910
Lexington, KY 40578
Phone: (859) 244-8203
Fax: (859) 244-8001

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Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA)
ASCA is a membership organization comprised of the directors of state correctional agencies and the administrators of the largest jail systems in the United States. The association is dedicated to the improvement of correctional services and practices through promoting and facilitating the advancement of correctional techniques, research in correctional practices, and the development and application of correctional standards and accreditation. Formed in 1970, ASCA was formally incorporated as a New York State not-for-profit corporation in 1985.

Steering Committee Member: John Blackmore, Project Director

Association of State Correctional Administrators
213 Court Street
Middletown, CT 06547
Phone: (860) 704-6403
Fax: (860) 704-6420

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Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
CSH helps communities create permanent housing with services to prevent and end homelessness by bringing together people, skills, and resources; providing high-quality advice and development expertise; making loans and grants to supportive housing sponsors; strengthening the supportive housing industry; and reforming public policy to make it easier to create and operate supportive housing.

Steering Committee Member: Richard Cho, Program Officer

Corporation for Supportive Housing
50 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 986-2966
Fax: (212) 986-6552

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National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO)
NAHRO is a professional membership organization comprised of 3,000 agency members and 18,000 associate housing and community development professionals throughout the US who administer a variety of affordable housing and community development programs at the local level. NAHRO's mission is to create affordable housing and safe, viable communities that enhance the quality of life for all Americans, especially those of low- and moderate-income, by ensuring that housing and community development professionals have the leadership skills, education, information and tools to serve communities in a rapidly changing environment; advocating for appropriate laws and policies which are sensitive to the needs of the people served, are financially and programmatically viable for the industry, are flexible, promote deregulation and local decision making; and fostering the highest standards of ethical behavior, service and accountability.

Steering Committee Member: Christine Siksa, Director, Legislative & Program Development Division

National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
630 I Street, NW
Washington DC 20001
Phone: (202) 289-3500
Fax: (202) 289-8181

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National Association of State Alcohol/Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)
NASADAD is a private, not-for-profit educational, scientific, and informational organization whose basic purpose is to foster and support the development of effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and treatment programs throughout every State. NASADAD serves as a focal point for the examination of alcohol and other drug related issues of common interest to both other national organizations and federal agencies by conducting research, fostering collaboration, providing training and cross-training, providing technical assistance, promoting national standards, shaping policy, and ensuring stable funding.

Steering Committee Member: Laura Travea, Research Analyst

National Association of State Alcohol/Drug Abuse Directors
808 17th Street NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 293-0090
Fax: (202) 293-1250

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National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)
NASMHPD is an organization that advocates for the collective interests of state mental health authorities and their directors at the national level. NASMHPD analyzes trends in the delivery and financing of mental health services and identifies public mental health policy issues and best practices in the delivery of mental health services. The association apprises its members of research findings and best practices in the delivery of mental health services, fosters collaboration, provides consultation and technical assistance, and promotes effective management practices and financing mechanisms adequate to sustain the mission.

Steering Committee Member: William T. Emmet, Project Director

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 302
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 739-9333
Fax: (703) 548-9517

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National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB)
NAWB believes that through the influence of committed private and public sector leadership, a high performance, quality workforce development system can be developed to meet the human resource needs of the competitive global economy that increasingly demands highly skilled workers. NAWB supports and promotes the work of its members through a comprehensive program of advocacy, technical assistance, and communications activities. Services are designed to help Board volunteers advance the public-private model among key policymakers, secure the role of the business sector in workforce development, enhance members' capacity and effectiveness, and learn from networking opportunities with the nationwide job training community. NAWB is the only group that advocates solely for Workforce Boards.

Steering Committee Member: Scott Cheney, Senior Advisor

National Association of Workforce Boards
1701 K Street, NW; Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20006
Phone:(202) 775-0960
Fax: 202-775-0330

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National Center for State Courts (NCSC)
The NCSC provides up-to-date information and hands-on assistance to court leaders that helps them better serve the public. Through original research, consulting services, publications, and national educational programs, NCSC offers solutions that enhance court operations with the latest technology; collects and interprets the latest data on court operations nationwide; and provides information on proven best practices for improving court operations in many areas, such as civil case management. NCSC is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization in accordance with Section 501(c)(3).

Steering Committee Member: Kay Farley, Director, Government Relations

National Center for State Courts
300 Newport Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185-4147
Phone: (800) 616-6164
Fax: (757) 564-2022

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Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
PERF is a national membership organization of progressive police executives from the largest city, county, and state law enforcement agencies. PERF is dedicated to improving policing and advancing professionalism through research and involvement in public policy debate. Incorporated in 1977, PERF's primary sources of operating revenues are government grants and contracts and partnerships with private foundations and other organizations.

Steering Committee Member: Dierdre Mead, Research Associate

The Police Executive Research Forum
1120 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 930
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 466-7820
Fax: (202) 426-7826

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Urban Institute
The Urban Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy research and educational organization established to examine the social, economic, and governance problems facing the nation. It provides information and analysis to public and private decisionmakers to help them address these challenges, and strives to raise citizen understanding of the issues and tradeoffs in policymaking. Project funding comes from government agencies, foundations, and multilateral institutions such as the World Bank. The Institute's ability to conduct broader ranging research and policy analysis depends on general support from foundations, corporations, and individuals.

Steering Committee member: Amy Solomon, Policy Associate, Justice Policy Center

Urban Institute
2100 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 833-7200