Higher Education and Reentry: The Gifts They Bring
This report from the Prisoner Reentry Institute of John Jay College of Criminal Justice explores the lived experiences of people with criminal justice histories as they contemplate attending college. The report highlights the journeys of these students and considers a number of important questions: What does it take for people with criminal justice histories to successfully transform the trajectory of their lives? What are the obstacles they face? What affirmative steps can be taken to make public and private colleges and universities more welcoming to this growing population of students? To supplement Higher Education and Reentry: The Gifts They Bring, three of the research assistants who contributed to the study also wrote white papers examining higher education and reentry. These papers provide additional context and further insights to obstacles that individuals with criminal records face when pursuing higher education.
To access the report and the three white papers, click here.