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  • document preview for Employment Retention Inventory Explores the Predictive Factors of Job Loss: Research Project

    Employment Retention Inventory Explores the Predictive Factors of Job Loss: Research Project

    "As justice-involved individuals move through the criminal-justice system, correctional staff use case management tools to monitor progress. Case management involves monitoring individuals to ensure their completion of court-ordered sanctions, such as community service hours, payment of fees, or restitution, without reoffending. The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) also expands the definition to include evaluating and assessing the need to connect justice-involved individuals to appropriate services and resources based on their risk to reoffend.

    "A new case management tool, the Employment...

  • document cover for Offender Reentry: Correctional Statistics, Reintegration into the Community, and Recidivism

    Offender Reentry: Correctional Statistics, Reintegration into the Community, and Recidivism

    This is essential reading for those people working or interested in offender reentry efforts. The report looks at correctional systems in the United States, the federal government's involvement in offender reentry programs, and the Second Chance Act (P.L. 110-199). Sections of this report include: correctional system statistics-population in correctional facilities, offenders under community supervision, and recidivism; a brief literature review for offender reentry-offender reentry defined, and program effectiveness--the "What Works" literature; federal offender reentry programs-Department of Justice , other federal...

  • document cover for Reentry Skills Building Handbook, 2015

    Reentry Skills Building Handbook, 2015

    While specifically designed for Georgia, this handbook's format is a great example of an offender reentry handbook. It is based upon the Template from the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Sections following a "GDC Offender Reentry Model" flowchart include: introduction-getting organized; identification; housing; employment; careers; programs inside GDC; work ethics; transportation; money management; education; incarcerated veterans program; selective service; applying for Social Security; health and life skills; mental health services; alcohol, other drugs (AOD), and recovery; family and friend relationships; child...

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    Thinking for a Change 4.0

    Thinking for a Change 4.0 (T4C) is an integrated cognitive behavioral change program authored by Jack Bush, Ph.D., Barry Glick, Ph.D., and Juliana Taymans, Ph.D., under a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). T4C incorporates research from cognitive restructuring theory, social skills development, and the learning and use of problem solving skills.

    T4C is comprised of 25 lessons that build upon each other, and contains appendices that can be used to craft an aftercare program to meet...

  • Prisoner Reentry Resource Manual (2014)

    A resource manual to assist reentry service providers with accessing information about services available across Ohio for people returning home from a period of incarceration.

  • Beyond Basic Needs: Social Support and Structure for Successful Offender Reentry (2014)

    Denney, Andrew S., Richard Tewkbury, and Richard S. Jones.

    By using in-depth interviews with ex-offenders deemed as successful that were conducted by two respective non-profit
    agencies, the present study explores what significant requirements, if any, successful offenders perceive to need and/or have experienced as lacking while attempting to successfully reenter society

  • Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration: Strategies for Successful Reentry Final Report for Labyrinth Outreach Services for Women (2015)

    Moe, Carolyn, Brian Titzler, Melissa Johnson-Gross, Darek Conley, Emily Blankenberger, Kirk Richardson, Bethan Owen, Caleb Griffen, Andrew Kuka, George Stanton, Lauren Troxtel, Eliu Uresti,John Thornburg, John; Nicholas Anthony Canfield, Patricia Longwood, Jessica Linder, and Amanda Britenstein.Illinois State University. Steevnson Center for Community and Economic Development (Normal, IL).

    Working with a local reentry organization, Labyrinth Outreach Services to Women, the purpose of this study was to gather information about opportunities and barriers related to two aspects of their program: employment services and establishment of a microbusiness.

  • Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Programs: Implementation Challenges and Lessons Learned (2015)

    Lindquist, Christine, Willison, Janeen Buck, Rossman, Shelli, Walters, Jennifer Hardison, and Lattimore, Pamela K. National Association of Counties (NACo) (Washington, DC).

    This report describes the implementation challenges and successes among seven grantees who implemented adult reentry programs using SCA funding.

  • Roadmap to Reentry: Reducing Recidivism through Reentry Reforms at the Federal Bureau of Prisons (2016)

    U.S. Department of Justice (Washington, DC).

    The Roadmap to Reentry 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.

  • NCDBW Reentry Resources (2017)

    National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women (NCDBW) (Philadelphia, PA).

    When Victims of Battering Return to the Community after Jail or Prison: The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women has compiled a number of resource listings about survivors as they reenter their communities after being incarcerated in prison and/or jail.

  • An Evaluation of Seven Second Chance Act Adult Demonstration Programs: Impact Findings at 18 Months (2017)

    This report describes the impacts of seven programs that were awarded grants under the Second Chance Act (SCA) Adult Demonstration Program to reduce recidivism by addressing the challenges faced by adults returning to their communities after incarceration. In estimating impacts, the evaluation used a randomized controlled trial, whereby 966 individuals eligible for SCA were randomly assigned to either a program group whose members could enroll in SCA, or a control group whose members could not enroll in SCA but could receive all other services generally available. Using survey and administrative data, each study participant was measured on a range of...

  • Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Projects: Collaboration and Reentry Partnerships (2018)

    Seven grantees were included in the Cross Site Evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Fiscal Year 2011 Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Projects. Each project provided comprehensive reentry programming to criminal justice system involved adults under state or local custody before and after their return to the community. Target populations and service delivery approaches varied across sites. Each project, however, addressed the multiple challenges facing formerly incarcerated individuals upon their return to the community by providing an array of pre and post-release services, including education and literacy programs, job placement, housing services, and mental health and substance...