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.
Hicks, D. L., Comartin, E. B., Kubiak, S. (2021). Transition planning from Jail: Treatment engagement, continuity of care, and rearrest. Community Mental Health Journal, 58(2), 288-299. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-021-00820-x
Canada, K. E. (2021). Behavioral Health Services Following Release From Jail: A Widening Racial Disparity Gap. American Journal of Public Health, 111(2), 178–179. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2020.306057
Thomas, E. G., Spittal, M. J., Taxman, F. S., Puljevic, C., Heffernan, E. B., & Kinner, S. A. (2022). Association between contact with mental health and substance use services and reincarceration after release from prison. PLoS One, 17(9), Article e0272870. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0272870
Jaegers, L. A., Skinner, E., Conners, B., Hayes, C., West-Bruce, S., Vaughn, M. G., Smith, D. L., & Barney, K. F. (2020). Evaluation of the Jail-Based Occupational Therapy Transition and Integration Services Program for Community Reentry. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74(3), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.035287
Barnert, E. S., Scannell, C., Ashtari, N., & Albertson, E. (2022). Policy solutions to end gaps in Medicaid coverage during reentry after incarceration in the United States: experts’ recommendations. Journal of Public Health (09431853), 30(9), 2201–2209. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s10389-021-01483-4
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.
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.
Oladeru, O. T., Lam, C. M., Qureshi, M. M., Hirsch, A. E., Mak, K. S., Dyer, M. A., & Truong, M. T. (2023). Inequalities in cancer stage at diagnosis among incarcerated individuals undergoing radiation therapy at a large safety net hospital. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2023.02.002
Dagistan, A. A., Gica, S., Aydin, A., & Cilli, A. S. (2021). Prevalence of probable attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in inmates and its relationship with recidivism. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 67(1), 289-296. https://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.14894
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
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
Heimke, I. M., Connelly, M., Clarke, A., DeMario, B., Furdock, R., Moore, T. A., & Vallier, H. A. (2023). Trauma recidivism is pervasive and is associated with mental and social health opportunities. Injury, 54(2), 519–524. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.1016/j.injury.2022.11.002
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.
Sinko, R., DeAngelis, T., Alpajora, B., Beker, J., & Kramer, I. (2020). Experience of Stigma Post Incarceration: A Qualitative Study. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT), 8(3), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1610
LePage, J. P., Crawford, A. M., Martin, W. B., Ottomanelli, L., Cipher, D., Rock, A., Parish-Johnson, J., & Washington, E. (2021). The association between time incarcerated and employment success: Comparing traditional vocational services with a hybrid supported employment program for veterans. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 44(2), 142–147. https://doi.org/10.1037/prj0000418
Gutierrez, C. M., & Pettit, B. (2020). Employment and Health Among Recently Incarcerated Men Before and After the Affordable Care Act (2009-2017). American Journal of Public Health, 110(S1), S123–S129. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305419
Connell, C., Birken, M., Carver, H., Brown, T., & Greenhalgh, J. (2023). Effectiveness of interventions to improve employment for people released from prison: systematic review and meta-analysis. Health & Justice, 11(1), 1–18. https://doi-org.treadwell.idm.oclc.org/10.1186/s40352-023-00217-w
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.