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Halfway from Prison to the Community: From Current Practice to Best Practice

“With the growing emphasis on reentry readiness, federal, state, and local correctional agencies have developed reentry strategies that rely to varying degrees on “halfway” residential facilities, called “residential reentry centers” (RRCs) ... This report provides a framework and a set of guidelines for the structure, implementation, and evaluation of RRCs” (p. i). Sections of this report following an executive summary include: from current to best practice regarding halfway houses; residential reentry facilities in the middle; guiding principles for residential reentry centers; effectiveness of these centers; improving their performance; public contracting for services; guiding principles for performance-based contracting; and summary and recommendations.