This website offers a comprehensive set of information related to community reentry for former offenders. Topics include education, community and family support, skill building, and financial obligations.
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Library has information on criminal justice policy and has research sorted into several categories including recidivism and reentry, international incarceration comparisons, and sentencing policy and practices.
This organization provides technical assistance and support to corrections organizations and community-based programs in developing and implementing effective and innovative practices to transition individuals returning to the community from incarceration.
This website is dedicated to providing support and direction to felons, inmates and ex-offenders in every aspect of life. They have sources and directories in regards to jobs, reentry, legal, financial help, housing and much more. Their goal is to give people the tools that they need to not only live, but to be successful and live a fulfilling life.
Criminal Justice and Behavior focuses on assessment, classification, prevention, intervention, and treatment programs related to the correctional system. It's basis is in forensic and correctional psychology.
The range of topics included in the journal is broad and includes: community reentry and reintegration, substance abuse and mental health treatment, services for correctional populations with special needs, recidivism prevention strategies, educational and vocational programs, and culturally appropriate practice.
The Prison Journal focuses on adult and juvenile confinement, treatment interventions, and alternative sanctions. It covers information such as programs and policies related to corrections and alternative sentencing.
The Lionheart Foundation provides emotional literacy programs for prisoners, at-risk youth, and teen parents. They have compiled a list of resources available to former offenders and their families related to community reentry.
Barnert, E. S., Lopez, N., & Chung, P. J. (2020). Barriers to Health Care for Latino Youths During Community Reentry After Incarceration: Los Angeles County, California, 2016–2018. American Journal of Public Health, 110, S63–S70. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305374
Tyler, E. T., & Brockmann, B. (2017). Returning Home: Incarceration, Reentry, Stigma and the Perpetuation of Racial and Socioeconomic Health Inequity. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 45(4), 545–557. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.1177/1073110517750595
This journal covers a wide range of topics related to crime, including risk assessment and criminal profiling. It emphasizes treatment of offenders--both as it relates to theory and for clinical practice.
The Center’s work falls into three core areas: 1) raising awareness at the national and state levels about the healthcare challenges of incarcerated and other justice-involved populations; 2) providing education and training opportunities for college, graduate, and medical students, and encouraging student engagement and leadership in justice issues; and 3) collaborating with local justice system stakeholders to identify and support projects that respond to the intersection of incarceration, recidivism, and public health in the State of Rhode Island.
This report documents the health challenges facing returning prisoners and describes how individuals with health conditions navigated the first year after release from prison. Taking a comprehensive perspective on “health,” we report on the influence of physical health conditions, mental illness, and substance abuse on the reentry process.
Sacha Kendall, Sarah Redshaw, Stephen Ward, Sarah Wayland, & Elizabeth Sullivan. (2018). Systematic review of qualitative evaluations of reentry programs addressing problematic drug use and mental health disorders amongst people transitioning from prison to communities. Health & Justice, 6(1), 1–11. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.1186/s40352-018-0063-8
Kinner, S. A., & Wang, E. A. (2014). The Case for Improving the Health of Ex-Prisoners. American Journal of Public Health, 104(8), 1352–1355. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.2105/AJPH.2014.301883
King, E. A., Tripodi, S. J., & Veeh, C. A. (2018). The Relationship Between Severe Mental Disorders and Recidivism in a Sample of Women Released from Prison. The Psychiatric Quarterly, 89(3), 717–731. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s11126-018-9572-9
This policy brief explores the effect of under- and un-employment on the formerly incarcerated and how the expertise and structure of American trades unions could provide critical training programs inside and outside of prisons and jails.
The CSG Justice Center’s Reentry and Employment Project provides resources to corrections, workforce, and reentry administrators and practitioners navigating the coordinated planning and delivery of employment-related services for people returning to communities after incarceration.
Strickland, J. (2016). Building social capital for stable employment: The postprison experiences of Black male exprisoners. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 55(3), 129–147. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/10509674.2015.1128506
Sugie, N., Lens, M., Sugie, N. F., & Lens, M. C. (2017). Daytime Locations in Spatial Mismatch: Job Accessibility and Employment at Reentry From Prison. Demography, 54(2), 775–800. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s13524-017-0549-3
Ricciardelli, R., & Mooney, T. (2018). The decision to disclose: Employment after prison. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 57(6), 343–366. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/10509674.2018.1510866
Sung, H.-E., & Chu, D. (2011). The impact of substance user treatment participation on legal employment and income among probationers and parolees. Substance Use & Misuse, 46(12), 1523–1535. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.3109/10826084.2010.537007