Reentry Week

Reentry Week was a celebration of Second Chance Month in 2021.

The NRRC is once again hosting Second Chance Month in April 2023!
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During the week of April 26–30, the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) shone a light on the importance of reentry and the responsibility we all have—as federal, state, and local agencies, as partners across the country working in reentry, and as citizens—to understand why reentry matters and how to set communities and neighbors up for success.

Over the course of the week, the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) and the Second Chance Act training and technical assistance providers offered resources in the form of podcasts, publications, webinars, and more. These materials blend research supported content with practical considerations and lived experience. Featuring experts and people with lived experience, the Reentry Week resources cover employment and education, behavioral health and housing, youth and families, making reentry work, and the importance of evaluation.

Reentry Week feedback formThe NRRC is always looking for input from those seeking reentry resources. Your input helps the Center continue to improve in meeting the growing needs of the justice and reentry fields. During Reentry Week, we would like to hear from you!

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Developing Comprehensive Reentry Plans for Youth webinar slide imageFeatured Event Developing Comprehensive Reentry Plans for YouthThis webinar will explore key dimensions of the reentry planning process for youth with leaders from the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice and Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.

Using Distance-Based Child-Parent Engagement Strategies in Correctional Facilities webinar slide imageFeatured Event Using Distance-Based Child-Parent Engagement Strategies in Correctional FacilitiesIn this webinar, Second Chance Act grantee corrections and human services agencies will share strategies for visits, programming, and supports to encourage developmentally appropriate child-parent engagement during a national pandemic.

Giving Youths Real Second Chances webinar screenshotFeatured Webinar Putting Research into Practice: Giving Youths Real Second ChancesThis webinar discusses the need to understand both how juvenile justice agencies can implement research-based practices to prepare youths for reentry and youths’ perceptions about reentry and other findings of the Juvenile Reentry Measurement Standards project.

Publication coverFeatured Publication Identifying, Engaging, and Empowering Families: A Charge for Juvenile Justice AgenciesThis white paper reviews the literature on the relationship between family contact and outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system and identifies ways that agencies can better engage families to promote increase contact and active involvement.

Program highlight coverProgram Highlight Supporting the Well-Being of Children and Their Incarcerated Parents During and Beyond the PandemicThe National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers University shares how corrections agencies have adapted and what lessons the field should take to ensure parent-child contact during incarceration occurs as the pandemic continues.

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