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CEPP Supports Partners in Their Reintegration Work

The Latest from CEPP April 2022

April is Second Chance Month, a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction. People returning to their communities after prison face significant challenges—from obtaining government ID and finding transportation to getting a job and securing safe housing. Many people who leave incarceration end up returning within just a couple of years, often due to the barriers they face.

Over the past 20 years, CEPP has collaborated with federal, state, and local criminal justice system agencies to review practices and implement innovative initiatives that promote more successful reentry outcomes. In partnership with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), we developed a Transition from Prison to Community blueprint, which is used by correctional institutions, releasing authorities, and community partners all over the U.S. We have also worked with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and several individual states (most recently, Delaware and Louisiana) to bring together stakeholders, develop tools, share information, and create a vision and roadmap for a reentry system that works better for everyone.

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