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Communities Celebrate Successful Reentry During Second Chance Month

April 1, 2019

Policymakers, corrections officials, practitioners, and other leaders plan to commemorate Second Chance Month—celebrated throughout April—with a host of activities highlighting efforts to support people transitioning from prison or jail back into the community.

Berkeley Study Shines Light on the Pressures of Being a Corrections Officer

January 31, 2019

It’s widely known that jails and prisons can be violent and stressful places to work. But the well-being of corrections officers has rarely been the subject of formal study.

Clean Slate Clearinghouse

The National Reentry Resource Center recently launched the new Clean Slate Clearinghouse, an online resource that provides information, including interactive maps, on juvenile and adult record clearance in all states and U.S. territories.

Self-Assessment for Employment-Focused Reentry Programs

January 10, 2019

This self-assessment helps programs gauge their capacity to provide integrated reentry and employment interventions, including work readiness, to people with varying risks and needs. The tool helps reentry practitioners identify opportunities to build the capacity of their programming and services, which, in turn, can better prepare participants for employment and decrease their likelihood of returning to incarceration.

Funding and Training Opportunities

Visit the Funding and Training Opportunities page to see a list of open solicitations, including those for Second Chance Act (SCA) and Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grants. SCA funding supports state, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations in their work to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people returning from state and federal prisons, local jails, and juvenile facilities. JMHCP funding helps states, local government, and tribal organizations improve their responses to people with mental disorders who are involved with the criminal justice system.

Publications

Prosecutors and Frequent Utilizers: How Can Prosecutors Better Address the Needs of People Who Frequently Interact with the Criminal Justice and Other Social Systems?

April 12, 2019

This publication from the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution outlines how prosecutors can better serve the needs of those who frequently interact with the criminal justice and other social systems by implementing collaborative and community-centered solutions.

Promoting Reentry Success through Increased Access to Social Security Benefits

April 12, 2019

This publication examines how jails across the United States are implementing the Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) model, which is designed to help people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness with access to Social Security Administration disability benefits.

“Ban the Box” Measures Help High Crime Neighborhoods

March 27, 2019

This publication shows how "ban the box" policies have increased employment opportunities in neighborhoods with many formerly incarcerated people.

Implementing Juvenile Justice System Change in West Virginia

March 1, 2019

This publication shows how West Virginia overhauled its community supervision programs, equipped staff with new skills, and improved the process for making treatment and supervision decisions in order to meet its goal of reducing the number of juveniles in secure facilities by 16 percent by 2020.

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Webinars

2018 Second Chance Act Orientation for Adult Reentry and Employment Strategic Planning Grant Program

November 8, 2018

During this webinar, recipients of 2018 Second Chance Act Adult Reentry and Employment Strategic Planning grants received information on the requirements and deliverables of the program. Specifically, grantees learned how they will develop a strategic plan that is comprehensive, collaborative, and multisystemic in its approach to increase economic mobility and reduce recidivism for people returning to the community from incarceration.

2018 Second Chance Act Orientation for the Community-Based Adult Reentry Program: Category 2

November 7, 2018

During this webinar, grantees received information about the grant program, including steps for getting the program started, submission of the Planning and Implementation Guide, and Bureau of Justice Assistance expectations.

2018 Second Chance Act Orientation for the Innovations in Reentry Initiative Grant Program

November 5, 2018

During this webinar, FY18 SCA Innovations in Reentry grantees received information about the grant program, including steps for starting their program, submitting the Planning and Implementation Guide, and fulfilling Bureau of Justice Assistance expectations.

2018 Second Chance Act Orientation for Reentry for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Grant Program

November 1, 2018

In this webinar, representatives from the NRRC, along with staff from BJA, provide an overview of the Second Chance Act's Reentry for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness (CSAMI) grant program and explain the training and technical assistance opportunities that are available to grantees, including the Planning & Implementation Guide, and other resources available to grantees.

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