Reentry Publications

Justice Center Publications

The Second Chance Act: Juvenile Reentry (Fact Sheet)

The Second Chance Act: Juvenile Reentry (Fact Sheet)

Recent efforts among state and local leaders to reduce the number of youth who are incarcerated have yielded impressive results: the national juvenile incarceration rate has been cut in half over the past decade. Yet state policymakers, practitioners, and advocates alike recognize that reforming the juvenile justice system requires more than incarcerating fewer youth.

Findings and Recommendations from the Palm Beach County, FL, Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies Pilot Project

Findings and Recommendations from the Palm Beach County, FL, Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies Pilot Project

In early 2015, Palm Beach County, FL, was selected by the CSG Justice Center and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance to pilot an innovative approach to reducing recidivism and increasing the employability of people returning to Palm Beach County from prison and jail. This summary presents the CSG Justice Center’s findings and recommendations from the first year of the the project.

Findings and Recommendations from the Milwaukee County, WI, Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies Pilot Project

Findings and Recommendations from the Milwaukee County, WI, Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies Pilot Project

In early 2015, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, was selected by the CSG Justice Center and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance to pilot an innovative approach to reducing recidivism and increasing the employability of people returning to Milwaukee County from prison. This summary presents findings and recommendations from the first year of the project.

State Identification: Reentry Strategies for State and Local Leaders

State Identification: Reentry Strategies for State and Local Leaders

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.

The Consideration of Criminal Records in Occupational Licensing

The Consideration of Criminal Records in Occupational Licensing

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.

Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Young Adults in the Juvenile and Adult Criminal Justice Systems

Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Young Adults in the Juvenile and Adult Criminal Justice Systems

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.

Infographic Series: Improving Outcomes for Youth

Infographic Series: Improving Outcomes for Youth

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.

External Publications

The Continuing Leverage of Releasing Authorities: Findings from a National Survey

The Continuing Leverage of Releasing Authorities: Findings from a National Survey

This report, a compilation of a national survey of state parole boards and the U.S. Parole Commission, is a resource for parole and correctional authorities, policymakers, and other criminal justice system stakeholders who are interested in seeing how parole boards across the country compare with one another

National Reentry Week: After Action Report

National Reentry Week: After Action Report

This report from the Department of Justice (DOJ) highlights the over 550 events that were held during the inaugural National Reentry Week and that were designed to improve reentry outcomes and raise awareness of the importance of successful reentry.

National Survey of Prison Health Care: Selected Findings

National Survey of Prison Health Care: Selected Findings

This report from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics presents selected findings on the provision of health care services in U.S. state prisons based on a survey of state departments of corrections and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Realizing Youth Justice: Advancing Education, Employment, and Youth Empowerment

Realizing Youth Justice: Advancing Education, Employment, and Youth Empowerment

This paper from the Center for Law and Social Policy proposes strategies that envision work and educational opportunities, along with health and mental health supports, as part of the formula needed to dismantle structural barriers that push youth of color out of school and into detention and incarceration; prevent them from obtaining employment and entering careers with family-sustaining wages; and lock them perpetually out of opportunity.