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National Reentry Resource Center

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $2,200,000)

The Second Chance Act National Adult and Juvenile Offender Reentry Resource Center Program is designed to provide funding to any national non-profit organization that provides technical assistance and training to, and has special expertise and broad, national-level experience in, offender reentry programs, training, and research. The Council of State Governments Justice Center (Justice Center) will establish a National Adult and Juvenile Offender Reentry Resource Center (Reentry Resource Center) on behalf of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to provide education, training, and technical assistance for states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, non-profit organizations, and corrections institutions on all issues related to adult and juvenile offender reentry.

The Justice Center will collect data in offender reentry from demonstration grantees and others agencies and organizations and disseminate information to states and other relevant entities about best practices, policy standards, and research findings. They will implement a national resource center to provide a one-stop location where the reentry field can easily obtain appropriate tools and materials and be connected to peers across the country; identify and promote evidence-based practices and translate reentry research into user-friendly materials; deliver individualized, targeted technical assistance to BJA grantees to maximize the likelihood that they achieve proposed results; and advance the adult and juvenile reentry field generally.


Date Created: August 10, 2009