Reentry Publications

Justice Center Publications

Police-Mental Health Collaboration Program Checklists

Police-Mental Health Collaboration Program Checklists

These checklists can help law enforcement, behavior health, and local leaders determine whether their Police-Mental Health Collaboration (PMHC) programs align with promising practices for improving outcomes for law enforcement encounters with people with mental illnesses or who are in mental health crisis.

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.

External Publications

Using Jail to Enroll Low-Income Men in Medicaid

Using Jail to Enroll Low-Income Men in Medicaid

A recent pilot in Connecticut found that those who left jail with Medicaid coverage availed themselves of outpatient services, prescription medicines, and behavioral health care, often within one month of release.

Fair Chance Hiring in Philanthropy

Fair Chance Hiring in Philanthropy

This step-by-step guide supports foundations, their grantees, and vendors in implementing best-practice hiring policies that expand employment opportunity for formerly incarcerated people.

Bridging Workforce Development and Corrections Cultures

Bridging Workforce Development and Corrections Cultures

This issue brief focuses on the strategies that Linking to Employment Activities Pre-release grantees used during the early planning and implementation period to build common ground between jail and workforce staff in promoting successful reentry.

Internet Access for Pre-Release Job Search Training

Internet Access for Pre-Release Job Search Training

This issue brief explores the role of Internet access in pre-release employment services as well as the resources, staffing, and infrastructure needed to establish Internet access for a jail-based American Job Center.

Building Trust and Legitimacy within Community Corrections

Building Trust and Legitimacy within Community Corrections

This paper from the National Institute of Justice, the third in a series of papers from the Harvard Executive Session on Community Corrections, discusses the need for a new model of community corrections that can improve public safety while recognizing that people on probation and parole are members of the communities in which they live and are supervised.

Reentry MythBuster: On Repaying Federal Student Loans While Incarcerated

Reentry MythBuster: On Repaying Federal Student Loans While Incarcerated

Myth: It is not possible for incarcerated individuals to get out of default or avoid defaulting on their federal student loans.
Fact: If an incarcerated individual is not in default on their federal student loans they could be eligible for one of the income-driven repayment plans.