Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

Frequently Asked Questions

What resources specifically related to reentry are available on the NRRC website?
  1. Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery.This 2012 report provides a practical framework to assist corrections, mental health, and substance use policymakers and professionals to work collaboratively at the systems level to prioritize scarce treatment and supervision resources for the large number of adults with mental health and substance use disorders who cycle through the criminal justice system. The full report is available at csgjusticecenter.org/substance-abuse/publications/behavioral-health-framework/.

  2. Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness.This 2013 white paper addresses the challenges corrections, workforce, and reentry administrators and practitioners face in serving the employment needs of adults who are on probation or returning to the community from prison or jail. Promoting collaboration between systems and service providers, the white paper provides guidance on prioritizing resources and interventions to reduce rates of reincarceration and joblessness. The full report is available at csgjusticecenter.org/reentry/the-reentry-and-employment-project/integrated-reentry-and-employment.

  3. The NRRC’s homepage provides an array of the most rigorous external research, resources, guidebooks, and tools available on what works to improve reentry outcomes.

  4. The NRRC’s What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse provides easy access to rigorous and important research on the effectiveness of a variety of reentry interventions, programs and practices.

For those grantees serving juveniles or young adults, key resources available to meet the specific needs of grantees working to improve juvenile reentry outcomes include:

  1. Core Principles for Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System.This 2014 report from the Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) provides in-depth research and recommendations on what works to reduce juvenile reentry recidivism and improve other youth outcomes. It also provides practice- and research-based insights on how to implement the principles effectively, as well as examples of how state and local juvenile justice systems have operationalized the principles through their own reforms. The full report is available at csgjusticecenter.org/youth/publications/juvenile-justice-white-paper/.

  2. Measuring and Using Juvenile Recidivism Data to Inform Policy, Practice, and Resource Allocation.This CSG Justice Center report, also from 2014, provides key recommendations and useful guidance for improving jurisdictional approaches to the measurement, analysis, collection, reporting, and use of recidivism data for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The full report is available at csgjusticecenter.org/youth/publications/measuring-juvenile-recidivism/.

  3. The NRRC’s Juvenile Reentry page provides an array of the most rigorous external research, resources, guidebooks, and tools available on what works to improve youth reentry outcomes.

  4. The CSG Justice Center’s Youth Program Page provides further information on juvenile justice, school discipline, and juvenile correctional education.

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