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Criminal Justice: Issues in Retention and Reentry

The Literature

What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse
A “one-stop shop” for research on the effectiveness of a wide variety of reentry programs and practices developed for the National Reentry Resource Center by The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the Urban Institute.
College Programs in Prison and Upon Reentry for Men and Women: A Literature Review
Natalie J. Sokoloff and Anika Schenck-Fontaine. Contemporary Justice Review 20(1), 2017, pp. 95-114. Rutgers-restricted access

National Reentry Resource Center

The National Reentry Resource Center
Funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance, the NRRC is an important source of information on reentry.

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) serves as shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress. CRS analyzes and reports on current and proposed policies. Until fairly recently (9/2018) CRS itself did not make its reports available even when they were not classified. So we have had to rely on other groups for access.
CRS Reports
The official site with all the most recent reports. Earlier reports more likely to be found on one of the other sites.
Includes every CRS report that’s currently available on Congress’s internal website. A project of Demand Progress in collaboration with the Congressional Data Coalition — a bipartisan coalition founded by Demand Progress and the R Street Institute to promote open legislative information.

Think Tanks

Think Tank Search. Think Tank directory from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Vera Institute of Justice

Providing Second Chances: Post-Secondary Education
Reports, News items, and Blog posts from the Vera Institute of Justice.

Second Chance Act Grants

Second Chance Act Grant Program
The Second Chance Act (SCA) supports state, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations in their work to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people returning from state and federal prisons, local jails, and juvenile facilities. SCA legislation authorizes federal grants for vital programs and systems reform aimed at improving the reentry process.

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