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.
Linking and Leveraging Resources
This section of the toolkit will help you effectively use resources to fund your reentry strategy. Meeting the needs of your reentry population requires understanding what funding streams are currently being tapped to support reentry efforts, whether these resources are being used effectively, where there are gaps that need to be filled, and what additional resources might be leveraged to fill them. Even if your reentry strategy is already well resourced, there may be opportunities to use what you have more effectively.
This section covers:
- Assess existing resources and gaps. Steps you can take to review what resources are already available to support the reentry population in your community
- Leverage existing resources to maximize impact. Maximize the reach of existing resources to fill identified gaps and serve the reentry population as efficiently as possible
- Identify new sources of funding. Determining what additional resources are required and how best to obtain them