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.

External Publications

“Ban the Box” Is a Fair Chance for Workers with Records

“Ban the Box” Is a Fair Chance for Workers with Records

This fact sheet from the National Employment Law Project answers frequently asked questions about the fair-chance policies, outlines the employment challenges facing those with criminals records, and the benefit of removing employment barriers for those individuals, but also for our society and the U.S. economy.

Risk Assessment in Criminal Sentencing

Risk Assessment in Criminal Sentencing

This publication, from the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses the sentencing theories, distinguishing those that rely on risk assessment from those that preclude it, and then illustrates the varying roles that risk assessment may play in the sentencing process.

Jail Tip Sheets on Justice-Involved Women

Jail Tip Sheets on Justice-Involved Women

A series of eight Jail Tip Sheets on critical topics facing jails were developed by the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women to facilitate the implementation of gender-informed approaches with women in jail settings.

Beyond the Box Resource Guide

Beyond the Box Resource Guide

The guide also encourages alternatives to inquiring about criminal histories during college admissions and provides recommendations to support a holistic review of applicants.