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Innovations in Reentry Initiative

Reducing Recidivism through Systems Improvements


The National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) provides technical assistance to help IRI grantees make the most of their federal grant dollars to support sustainable, successful, and evidence-based probation and parole initiatives. Since NRRC was launched in 2009, it has provided support to each of the more than 600 Second Chance Act (SCA) grantees—state, local, and tribal government agencies, as well as nonprofit organizations—that offer a range of services to various adult and juvenile target populations. NRRC can:

  • Connect grantees to research and resources, learning opportunities, and outside expertise through a library of publications, tools, and news items on reentry, regular distance learning opportunities (e.g., webinars) with national practitioners and academic experts, and individual consultation with subject matter experts and experienced practitioners.
  • Support implementation through on- and off-site technical assistance.
  • Link grantees to peers by hosting peer learning forums as well as referrals to peers and past SCA recipients with similar programs and objectives; holding forums to publicize grantees’ work and to facilitate learning from the work of peers; and organizing a national technical assistance and training conference dedicated to reentry during the first year of the grant.

Visit the National Reentry Resource Center for additional information.

Date Created: December 13, 2019