Building Second Chances: Tools for Local Reentry Coalitions
This toolkit is designed for local city, county, and community leaders who want to play an active role in improving reentry policy, practice, and outcomes. Within, you will find user-friendly references to seminal publications, research findings, and noteworthy examples of the foundational knowledge needed to design new reentry strategies and reinvigorate existing ones.
Driving Systems Change
This section of the toolkit is a step-by-step guide on how to drive systems change to improve reentry outcomes. In this section, you will learn how to establish or reinvigorate a local reentry coalition, map reentry services and resources in your community, and use this knowledge base to identify opportunities for improvement.
This section covers:
- Establish or reinvigorate a local reentry coalition. Identify who should be at the table and how to structure your coalition
- Create a reentry map. Map a clear understanding of the criminal justice system in your community
- Pinpoint opportunities for improvement. Find decision points, prioritize opportunities for improvement, and identify where efforts will have the greatest impact