This fact sheet is designed to educate policymakers on the impact of, and models for, issuing state identification for people leaving prisons and jails across the country. State-issued identification is often required to secure housing, apply for employment, and access social services—all factors that can play a critical role in reentry.
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This guide lists the available research on the effectiveness and best practices of residential reentry centers (commonly known as halfway houses).
This factsheet, produced by the CSG Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center in partnership with the National Employment Law Project, is designed to serve as an informational outline for policymakers and other stakeholders who want to learn more about obstacles that individuals with criminal records face when seeking employment due to state occupational licensing policies.
This brief is designed to help state and local officials better support young adults in the justice system. It identifies these young adults’ distinct needs, summaries the limited research available on what works to address these needs, and provides recommendations for steps that policymakers, juvenile and adult criminal justice agency leaders, researchers, and the field can take to improve outcomes.
This infographics series detail three critical challenges faced by states to improve outcomes for youth, identify the key questions that policymakers should ask, and offer strategies for protecting public safety and using resources more efficiently.
This factsheet, produced by the CSG Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center in partnership with the National Employment Law Project, is designed to educate policymakers about fair-chance hiring policies, including the consideration of criminal records in hiring decisions.
The survey findings reveal variability regarding the extent to which respondents’ beliefs about various sex offender-related matters align with current research.
This report is designed to provide foundational knowledge and a working framework of risk assessment instruments for criminal justice and social service agencies, practitioners, and policymakers.
In “Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results,” the National Reentry Resource Center highlights eight states that have achieved reductions in statewide recidivism in recent years
This one-pager provides a short introduction to the NRRC’s work.
This resource guide from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides reentry information for behavioral health providers, criminal justice practitioners, people returning home from incarceration, and state and local policymakers.
The Federal Interagency Reentry Council was recognized in a 2014 GAO report as one of four model interagency collaborations, and the council’s collective work at the federal level–detailed in this fact sheet–has set a positive example for many states, several of which have started similar councils.
This report from the White House Council of Economic Advisors examines the historical growth in criminal justice enforcement and incarceration, along with its causes. The report also presents a framework for evaluating criminal justice policy, weighing its crime reducing benefits against its direct government costs and indirect costs for individuals, families, and communities.
This publication from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) identifies five evidence-based principles guiding federal efforts to improve the correctional practices and programs that govern the lives of those who will reenter society after incarceration. DOJ takes the view that “reentry begins on day one,” and these corrections principles span the cycle of custody and beyond: from intake, to incarceration, through to release.
This paper, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice, is focused on the use, effects, and future research of solitary confinement.
This tip sheet from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness provides ways for corrections agencies, reentry service providers, state and local governments, and community partners to help people exiting the criminal justice system connect with available housing resources.
This paper from the New York City Employment and Training Coalition (NYCETC) summarizes the discussion at the Justice Involved Youth Roundtable, hosted by NYCETC and the Osborne Association in December 2015.
This series of articles is a platform for true stories about and by ordinary people, both those who are or have been caught up in the criminal justice system, and those who work on its front lines.
The author presents the first comprehensive research on New York State’s use of certificates intended to lift employment barriers and encourage employers to consider applicants with a criminal record.
This report from the New York State Bar Association’s Special Committee on Reentry presents its recommendations on steps that can be taken during incarceration and the reentry process to help bridge the gap between prison and the community.