Reentry Publications

Justice Center Publications

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.

The Consideration of Criminal Records in Hiring Decisions

The Consideration of Criminal Records in Hiring Decisions

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.

Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results

Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results

In “Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results,” the National Reentry Resource Center highlights eight states that have achieved reductions in statewide recidivism in recent years

External Publications

Federal Interagency Reentry Council Fact Sheet

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.

Economic Perspectives on Incarceration and the Criminal Justice System

Economic Perspectives on Incarceration and the Criminal Justice System

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.

Roadmap to Reentry

Roadmap to Reentry

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.

Administrative Segregation in U.S. Prisons

Administrative Segregation in U.S. Prisons

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.

The Human Toll of Jail

The Human Toll of Jail

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.