Building Second Chances: Tools for Local Reentry Coalitions

Reentry is multisystemic, multifaceted, and highly complex, and making sense of how best to improve outcomes for people leaving prison and jail can be daunting. This U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance-sponsored toolkit is designed specifically for reentry coalition leaders and local city, county, and community leaders who want to play an active role in improving reentry policy, practice, and outcomes. Part I of this toolkit, “Fundamentals of Reentry,” covers the essential elements of system change that are necessary to carry out an effective reentry strategy at the local level. Part II presents “Tools for Change” to help advance local reentry priorities through three fronts: linking and leveraging resources, changing policy and practice, and building broad community support.

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April, 2022
April 2022
Partner Resources
  • Supportive Services
  • Special Populations
    • Incarcerated and Individuals with a Criminal Record