Providing Robust Evidence for High-Stakes Decision-Making

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Reentry Research at NIJ: Providing Robust Evidence for High-Stakes Decision-Making Banner This article from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) provides an overview of reentry, focusing on NIJ’s contributions to the field and identifying gaps in collective empirical knowledge.

The article starts by discussing what is known about common barriers to successful reentry and describing federal efforts to help state and local agencies address those barriers. It then highlights NIJ’s efforts to advance sophisticated risk assessment algorithms and introduces NIJ’s evaluations of graduated sanctioning programs.

This article concludes with a discussion of NIJ’s ongoing research evaluating local reentry programming.

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