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  NCJ Number: NCJ 243628   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Le'Ann Duran ; Martha Plotkin ; Phoebe Potter ; Henry Rosen
  Corporate Author: Council of State Governments Justice Ctr
United States of America
  Date Published: 09/2013
  Page Count: 76
  Annotation: This report presents a set of strategies for reducing recidivism and improving employment opportunities for recently released inmates.
  Abstract: This report from the Council of State Governments Justice Center presents a set of strategies for reducing recidivism and improving employment opportunities for recently released inmates. The paper is intended for use by policymakers and practitioners who recognize the need for improved collaboration between the corrections and workforce development fields. Research has shown that the successful reintegration of inmates back into communities reduces recidivism and makes communities and families safer and more stable. This paper stresses the need for limited resources to be used in a manner that is most effective – targeting individuals based on their level of risk for future criminal activity. The paper is divided into three sections. The first section What Works to Reduce Recidivism: Principles for Improving Outcomes among Unemployed Individuals with Corrections System-Involvement discusses the three components of the RNR (Risk-Need-Responsivity) Principles and how they can be integrated into the Resource-Allocation and Service-Matching Tool. The second section of the paper discusses Proven and Promising Practices for Improving Outcomes for Hard-to-Employ Individuals. The third section of the paper addresses the Resource-Allocation and Service-Matching Tool: An Integrated Approach to Reducing Recidivism and Improving Employment Outcomes. This section includes a discussion on how policymakers, system administrators, and practitioners can use the tool to provide targeted services to probationers and recently released inmates. It is hoped that the use of this tool will make the most of limited resources, focus efforts on programming with the greatest impact, expand the use of objective, validated tools to reduce recidivism and provide continuity of care, and break the cycle re-incarceration and strengthen communities. 91 notes
  Main Term(s): Ex-offender employment
  Index Term(s): Unemployment ; Recidivism ; Employment services ; Employment ; Recidivism prediction ; Employment-crime relationships ; Barriers to ex-offender employment ; Recidivism causes ; Employment discrimination ; BJA grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Labor
United States of America

Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

Annie E. Casey Foundation
United States of America
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
  Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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