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Evaluation Report of the NYC Justice Corps: The Final Report of Year One Implementation

Executive SummaryThis report was released in December 2009 and the executive summary can be downloaded here. Metis Associates authored the Evaluation Report which offers a comprehensive account of the program’s first 12 months from the initial start-up phase from July 2008 to September 2008 through the first nine months of the program’s launch (through June…Read More »

Back to School: A Guide to Continuing Your Education after Prison

Back to School: A Guide to Continuing Your Education after Prison This reentry guide, funded and revised in 2010 by the U.S. Department of Education, is intended to assist people in state prison planning to pursue or continue their education after release. It walks readers through the process of planning for and accessing education programs,…Read More »

Entrepreneurship and Reentry

Venturing beyond the Gates: Facilitating Successful Reentry with EntrepreneurshipWhile our nation’s policymakers are starting to comprehend the importance of employment in the reintegration of people with criminal records, little attention is being paid to the opportunity entrepreneurship represents to promote self-determination and empowerment. To explore the viability of entrepreneurship as a reentry strategy, we conducted…Read More »

Mapping the Innovation in Correctional Health Care Service Delivery in New York City

Mapping the Innovation in Correctional Health Care Service Delivery in New York City This monograph, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, profiles the current pattern of the formerly incarcerated returning to New York City with particular focus on New York City’s adoption of a community-based public health model for correctional health care. In a…Read More »

The Jail Administrator’s Toolkit for Reentry

The Jail Administrator’s Toolkit for Reentry As a companion to Life after Lockup, this handbook serves a practical resource for jail administrators and local correctional staff. It covers such issues as coordinating community stakeholders, identifying community resources and measuring success on a local level and it includes practical examples that jurisdictions can use to strategically…Read More »

Transition from Jail to Community Implementation Toolkit

Transition from Jail to Community Implementation Toolkit The National Institute of Corrections and The Urban Institute developed the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) Implementation Toolkit, a web-based learning resource designed to guide jurisdictions through implementation of the TJC model, in whole or in part. The Toolkit serves as a hands-on resource for users interested…Read More »

Partnering with Jails to Improve Reentry: A Guidebook for Community-Based Organizations

Partnering with Jails to Improve Reentry: A Guidebook for Community-Based Organizations Featuring background information about the criminal justice system and an understanding of the importance of collaborating with local jails, the guide provides a comprehensive overview of the potential for community-based organizations (CBO) to dramatically influence the reentry landscape. This guide was developed in partnership…Read More »

Employing Your Mission: Building Cultural Competence in Reentry Service Agencies through the Hiring of Individuals Who Are Formerly Incarcerated and/or in Recovery

Employing Your Mission: Building Cultural Competence in Reentry Service Agencies through the Hiring of Individuals Who Are Formerly Incarcerated and/or in Recovery Funded by the United States Department of Justice and developed in collaboration with The Fortune Society, this toolkit addresses several interrelated issues regarding the successful reentry into society of formerly incarcerated men and…Read More »

In Our Backyard: Overcoming Community Resistance to Reentry Housing

In Our Backyard: Overcoming Community Resistance to Reentry Housing (A NIMBY Toolkit)  Community opposition can be one of the greatest challenges an organization must face as it works to establish services for populations that are considered “threatening.” “Not in My Back Yard” – commonly referred to as NIMBY – resistance can result in significant program…Read More »

Community-Based Organization Jail Reentry Guide

Partnering with Jails to Improve Reentry: A Guidebook for Community-Based OrganizationsIn partnership with The Urban Institute, PRI developed a guide oriented for community-based organizations on establishing and sustaining meaningful and effective partnerships with their local jails. The guide includes background information about the criminal justice system and an understanding of the importance of collaborating with…Read More »

Life after Lockup: Improving Reentry from Jail to the Community

Life after Lockup: Improving Reentry from Jail to the Community This report, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, is the first national resource focusing on the transition from jail to the community, a process that confronts more than nine million people each year. The monograph presents an overview of U.S….Read More »

From the Classroom to the Community: Exploring the Role of Education during Incarceration and Reentry

From the Classroom to the Community: Exploring the Role of Education during Incarceration and Reentry  In partnership with The Urban Institute, the PRI sponsored a national roundtable on education and reentry in Spring 2008. The meeting, made possible by funding support from the United States Departments of Education and Justice, the Achelis-Bodman Foundation, and other…Read More »

The Greening of Corrections: Creating a Sustainable System

The Greening of Corrections: Creating a Sustainable SystemFunded by the National Institute of Corrections, this publication provides correctional professionals with an understanding of how to: 1) build or transform correctional agencies into self-sustaining facilities: 2) identify green job training programs and jobs for prisoners that provide quality employment opportunities; and 3) make prison industry products,…Read More »

Jail Reentry Collaborative

In partnership with The Urban Institute and the Montgomery County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, we formed a Jail Reentry Collaborative, convened a roundtable on jail reentry issues in June 2006, and drafted the monograph, Life after Lockup: Improving Reentry from Jail to the Community, and…Read More »

National Directory of Reentry Resource Guides

National Directory of Reentry Resource Guides This directory provides links and contact information for reentry resource guides nationally and by state. If you are aware of or have authored additional reentry guides, please tell us so we can update the directory

Employing Your Mission: Building Cultural Competence in Reentry Service Agencies through the Hiring of Individuals Who Are Formerly Incarcerated and/or in Recovery

Employing Your Mission: Building Cultural Competence in Reentry Service Agencies through the Hiring of Individuals Who Are Formerly Incarcerated and/or in RecoveryFunded by the United States Department of Justice and developed in collaboration with The Fortune Society, this toolkit addresses several interrelated issues regarding the successful reentry into society of formerly incarcerated men and women….Read More »

In Our Backyard: Overcoming Community Resistance to Reentry Housing (A NIMBY Toolkit)

In Our Backyard: Overcoming Community Resistance to Reentry Housing (A NIMBY Toolkit)Community opposition can be one of the greatest challenges an organization must face as it works to establish services for populations that are considered “threatening.” “Not in My Back Yard” – commonly referred to as NIMBY – resistance can result in significant program delays…Read More »