Reentry is the process by which incarcerated persons return to the community. The reentry process should begin at arrest and continue through community reintegration. 95% of offenders will eventually return to the community.
In 2009, in collaboration with the Community Action Network, A/TCRRT developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document describing who is coming back to the community and some of the common barriers and challenges faced during the process of reentry.
To see the whole picture, read the full Reentry FAQ.
Reentry Policy Information
- National Reentry Resource Center
- Reentry Policy Council
- Reentry Councils for Ex-Offenders: A Report on Ten States and Best Practices
- Urban Institute, Reentry Roundtable
Publications by Other Organizations
- When a Parent is Incarcerated: A Primer for Social Workers by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2011
- Reentry for Safer Communities: Effective County Practices in Jail-to-Community Transition Planning for Offenders with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Community Services Division of the County Services Department, September 2008
- A Ten-Step Guide to Transforming Probation Departments to Reduce Recidivism by the Council of State Governments Justice Center, June 2011
- Breaking Schools’ Rules: A Statewide Study of How Discipline Relates to Students’ Success and Juvenile Justice Involvement by the Council of State Governments Justice Center, July 2011
- One Year Out: Tracking the Experiences of Male Prisoners Returning to Houston, TX by the Urban Institute: Justice Policy Center, June 2009
- Child Welfare: More Information and Collaboration Could Promote Ties Between Foster Care Children and Their Incarcerated Parents by the US Government Accountability Office, September 2011
- Locked Out: A Texas Legal Guide to Reentry by the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid 2012 by the Texas RioGrande Legal Aide, November 2012
- Close to Home: Building on Family Support for People Leaving Jail by the VERA Institute of Justice, October 2011
- Setting an Agenda for Family Focused Justice Reform by the VERA Institute of Justice, May 2011
- The Price of Prisons: What Incarceration Costs Taxpayers by the VERA Institute of Justice, February 2012
- Reallocating Justice Resources: A Review of State 2011 Sentencing Trends by the VERA Institute of Justice, April 2012