Reentry Publications

NRRC Publications

Reentry Housing Options: The Policymakers’ Guide

This guide provides practical steps that lawmakers and others can take to increase public safety through better access to affordable housing for individuals released to the community. The guide provides an overview of several commonly accessed housing options and their benefits and limitations. It also examines three distinct approaches to increasing the availability of these housing options: improving access, increasing housing stock and revitalizing neighborhoods. Examples are also provided of how each approach has been put into action by particular programs.

Repaying Debts

This publication from the Council of State Governments Justice Center discusses how policymakers can increase accountability among people who commit crimes, improve rates of child support collection and victim restitution, and make people’s transition from prisons and jails to the community […]

External Publications

Bridging Workforce Development and Corrections Cultures

This issue brief focuses on the strategies that Linking to Employment Activities Pre-release grantees used during the early planning and implementation period to build common ground between jail and workforce staff in promoting successful reentry.

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.

Reentering Your Community, A Handbook

This handbook, developed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, includes three checklists for individuals planning to return to their communities after release from federal prison.

Roadmap to Reentry

This publication from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) identifies five evidence-based principles guiding federal efforts to improve the correctional practices and programs that govern the lives of those who will reenter society after incarceration. DOJ takes the view that “reentry begins on day one,” and these corrections principles span the cycle of custody and beyond: from intake, to incarceration, through to release.

Pay for Success: The First Generation

This report from the Nonprofit Finance Fund examines the first 10 Pay for Success (PFS) projects that have launched in the United States, detailing how and why communities have applied this new approach to address critical social issues including early childhood education, homelessness, and criminal justice and recidivism.