Reentry Publications

NRRC Publications

Self-Assessment for Employment-Focused Reentry Programs

Self-Assessment for Employment-Focused Reentry Programs

This self-assessment from the National Reentry Resource Center helps programs gauge their capacity to provide integrated reentry and employment interventions, including work readiness, to people with varying risks and needs.

Reentry Matters: Second Chance Act 10th Anniversary Edition

Reentry Matters: Second Chance Act 10th Anniversary Edition

The National Reentry Resource Center and the CSG Justice Center released a new edition of Reentry Matters: Strategies and Successes of Second Chance Act Grantees in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Second Chance Act (SCA). Featuring 21 stories from programs across 19 states, Reentry Matters profiles the impact of SCA grant-funded programs through both the practitioners who run them and the people who are impacted by them.

Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results (2017)

Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results (2017)

This brief from the National Reentry Resource Center profiles seven states in which recidivism has significantly decreased over the last decade according to several different measures. Using the most up-to-date data from Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas, the brief highlights data on people under community supervision for a more comprehensive picture of recidivism.

The Consideration of Criminal Records in Occupational Licensing

The Consideration of Criminal Records in Occupational Licensing

This factsheet, produced by the CSG Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center in partnership with the National Employment Law Project, is designed to serve as an informational outline for policymakers and other stakeholders who want to learn more about obstacles that individuals with criminal records face when seeking employment due to state occupational licensing policies.

The Consideration of Criminal Records in Hiring Decisions

The Consideration of Criminal Records in Hiring Decisions

This factsheet, produced by the CSG Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center in partnership with the National Employment Law Project, is designed to educate policymakers about fair-chance hiring policies, including the consideration of criminal records in hiring decisions.

Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results (2014)

Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results (2014)

In “Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results,” the National Reentry Resource Center highlights eight states that have achieved reductions in statewide recidivism in recent years

States Report Reductions in Recidivism

The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) released this policy brief on September 25, 2012 highlighting a number of states reporting significant reductions in recidivism.

Reentry Housing Options: The Policymakers’ Guide

This guide provides practical steps that lawmakers and others can take to increase public safety through better access to affordable housing for individuals released to the community. The guide provides an overview of several commonly accessed housing options and their benefits and limitations. It also examines three distinct approaches to increasing the availability of these housing options: improving access, increasing housing stock and revitalizing neighborhoods. Examples are also provided of how each approach has been put into action by particular programs.

External Publications

A Design for Workforce Equity

A Design for Workforce Equity

This report proposes building a new future-proof Workforce Equity Trust Fund that will enshrine fundamental workforce protections into law.

Homeward Bound: The Road to Affordable Housing

Homeward Bound: The Road to Affordable Housing

This report provides an analysis of the factors that have contributed to the housing crisis, provides case studies of cities implementing innovative solutions, and offers recommendations for both local and federal leaders.

Levers of Change in Parole Release and Revocation

Levers of Change in Parole Release and Revocation

This report describes 12 “levers of change” related to potential discretionary parole release reforms; the reforms are called “change levers” because, once a lever is pulled, it is designed to impact prison populations by altering parole grant rates and durations of time served.

Next Steps in Federal Corrections Reform

Next Steps in Federal Corrections Reform

This research brief reviews key measures in the First Step Act, describes the actions and oversight needed for faithful and vigorous implementation of the act, and highlights some of the law’s limitations.