Second Chance Month — Mondays: Making Reentry Work
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Clean Slate Policies: Clearing the Way for Real Second Chances This panel (1) explores the barriers criminal records present, (2) highlights the work CSI has done and some of the states leading the way in clean slate policies, and (3) shares the impact of clean slate policies and practices from individuals who were able to clear their records.
Serving Young Adults on Probation/Parole: The Role of Juvenile Justice Probation/Parole in Reentry This Second Chance Month 2022 session addresses issues such as selective service registration, obtaining a driver’s license, vocational training opportunities, and the important task of creating individualized treatment plans to better prepare and ease the youth’s transition from secure care to the community.
Trauma and Its Relationship to Successful Reentry In this Second Chance Month 2022 event, Dr. Chris Branson, trauma expert, and Kathleen Guarino, Corrections and Community Engagement Technical Assistance Center (CCETAC) coach, share research on the lasting impacts of trauma and prevalence of individuals with traumatic experiences involved in the justice system.
Making Reentry Work in Tribal Communities This session focuses on effective reentry strategies in Tribal communities, shares a multitude of effective resources, and highlights guidance from the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Planning a Reentry Program: A Toolkit for Tribal Communities released in October 2021.
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Toolkit Planning a Reentry Program: A Toolkit for Tribal Communities Developed by the American Probation and Parole Association, with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, this toolkit is designed to help tribal justice system practitioners create or enhance reentry programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives returning from jail or prison.
Brief Checklist of Practices for Effective Reentry This checklist, developed by the Corrections and Community Engagement Technical Assistance Center (CCETAC) at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and five Second Chance Act grantees, identifies standards and innovative practices implemented by grantees to increase the likelihood of successful reentry for returning citizens.
Brief Effective Reentry Practices in Tribal Communities The Tribal reentry informational sheet highlights effective strategies to foster and sustain reentry partnerships with local jails and State and Federal prisons, strengthen Tribal-State partnerships, and give a voice and opportunity to the experiences and knowledge of formerly incarcerated Tribal citizens.
Brief Using Technology to Improve Supervision Outcomes This tip sheet from the Corrections and Community Engagement Technical Assistance Center (CCETAC) at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) contains current practice in the supervision field regarding the use of technology; benefits of incorporating technology in various forms; and grantee exemplars.
Toolkit Thinking for a Change (T4C) Program Tools The NIC has compiled a range of tools and other resources in support of correctional agencies considering the Thinking for a Change 4.0 (T4C) program as one option in a continuum of interventions to address the cognitive, social, and emotional needs of their client populations.
Report Employment of Persons Released from Federal Prison in 2010 This report presents statistics on both pre-prison and post-prison employment and median earnings, differentiated by age, sex, race and ethnicity, most serious offense, and amount of time served. The report also discusses the industry sectors that employed persons before and after imprisonment.
Report Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 24 States in 2008: A 10-Year Follow-Up Period (2008–2018) This report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) of the U.S. Department of Justice presents recidivism statistics on state prisoners released in 2008 during the 10 years following their release.
Report Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 34 States in 2012: A 5-Year Follow-Up Period (2012–2017) This report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) of the U.S. Department of Justice describes the recidivism patterns of state prisoners released in 2012, for 5 years following release, by their demographic characteristics, commitment offense, and prior criminal history.
Toolkit Prison Arts Collective Curriculum and Resources The Prison Arts Collective works to expand access to the transformative power of the arts through collaboration and mutual learning that supports the development of self-expression, reflection, communication, and empathy by providing multidisciplinary arts programming in correctional institutions and the justice-impacted community.
Brief Bureau of Justice Assistance Tribal Reentry Fact Sheet This publication was produced by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to provide information on BJA strategies that can be used to support Tribes and States interested in implementing effective reentry procedures and processes for Native Americans.
Toolkit Get My Future Career Planning for Youth This online toolkit created by Career One Stop, and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, provides information, tools, and links to resources to help anyone ages 14 to 24 explore careers, learn about and locate training or education programs, and conduct a successful job search.
Report Justice-Involved Veterans Compendium Project The Justice-Involved Veterans Compendium Project from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is a series of publications intended to assist corrections professional in understanding and addressing the unique issues that justice-involved veterans encounter.
Video Offender Reentry: The Value of Victim Involvement [Broadcast] This three-hour national discussion and broadcast by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) focuses on the unique opportunities and challenges of including victims in the offender reentry process. Current points in the criminal justice reentry continuum where victims can and should have a voice are explored.