On August 7, 2020, Attorney General William P. Barr chaired a principals meeting of the Federal Interagency Council on Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry, which President Trump created by Executive Order in 2018. The Council brings together a dozen federal agencies to develop and implement policies aimed at preventing crime, including innovative reentry programs designed to reduce recidivism and help former inmates transition productively back to society.
During the meeting, the Council also announced the launch of a new website, https://reentry.ojp.gov/, which will serve as a one-stop shop for federal reentry initiatives. The website will enable inmates, family members, employers, and other members of the community to learn about the resources available for prisoners to facilitate a transition to productive, law-abiding members of society.
View the press release to read Attorney General Barr's prepared opening remarks for the meeting.