Session 254: CB8 -> Research on Prisoner Reentry
Time: 8:00AM to 9:30 AM on Friday, November 9
Place: London
Session Chair: Christy Visher, The Urban Institute
One of the most profound challenges facing American society is the reintegration of nearly 600,000 individuals who leave state and federal prisons and return home each year. We are seeing a remarkable level of interest in the issues of prisoner reentry across many sectors of society. Neighborhood organizations have launched reentry partnerships. National and community foundations have developed programs exploring the implications of reentry for fatherhood, community revitalization, democratic participation, domestic violence, childhood development, and racial justice. The corrections profession has forged new alliances with treatment providers, police departments, and community groups to develop strategies for prisoner reentry. Sentencing commissions are considering new policies regarding post-release supervision. At the same time, one is struck by the paucity of knowledge about the pathways of successful reintegration, the social and fiscal costs of current policies, and the impact of removal, sentencing and reentry on individuals, families and communities. To fill this gap in knowledge, and to advance policies and innovations that reflect solid research, researchers from the Urban Institute will report on several projects underway related to prisoner reentry.
Studying Prisoner Reentry A Multi-Faceted Approach to a Multi-Faceted Problem
by: Jeremy Travis, The Urban Institute (Corresponding)
Developing Strategic Goals: A Case Study of Reentry in Maryland
by: Amy L. Solomon, The Urban Institute (Corresponding)
John Roman, The Urban Institute
The Effect of Incarceration and Reentry on Families, Children, and Communities
by: Amy L. Solomon, The Urban Institute (Corresponding)
Michelle Waul, The Urban Institute
Parole Violations: An Overview of State Policies and Practices
by: Shelli Rossman, The Urban Institute
Sarah Lawrence, The Urban Institute (Corresponding)

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