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Incarceration and Re-entry

The following resources address the effects of incarceration on families and children and the implications of formerly incarcerated adults returning to the community.

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Balancing Justice with Mercy: An Interfaith Guide for Creating Healing Communities

2008

This guide, developed for an interfaith audience in secular language, seeks to engage congregations in restoration and healing people in their own congregations who have been affected by crime and incarceration.

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Housing as a Platform for Formerly Incarcerated Persons

2012

This paper describes reentry challenges experienced by people reentering society from prisons and jails, the complex housing challenges the reentry population faces, and potential research projects that aid in the understanding of how housing can be a platform for the successful reentry.

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More Than a Job: Final Results from the Evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Transitional Job Program

2012

This report presents the final results of the evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO). Based in New York City, CEO is a comprehensive employment program for former prisoners. CEO provides temporary, paid jobs and other services in an effort to improve participants’ labor market prospects and reduce the odds that they will return to prison.

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A Call to Action: Safeguarding New York's Children of Incarcerated Parents

2011

This report on the New York Summit on Children of Incarcerated Parents, November 2010, is intended to be a tool that assists policymakers, practitioners, government agency staff, advocates, and families to enact positive changes to benefit the lives of New York’s children.

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Mentoring Formerly Incarcerated Adults: Insights from the Ready4Work Reentry Initiative

2009

This report examines mentoring the formerly incarcerated within the context of a larger programmatic strategy. It describes how mentoring was implemented in the Ready4Work sites and the extent to which mentoring was appealing to the participants.

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Mentoring Former Prisoners: A Guide for Reentry Programs

2009

This manual offers practical recommendations and helpful strategies for those mentoring individuals reentering communities. It draws upon the experiences of the Ready4Work sites and established best practices to provide guidelines for practitioners who work with the formerly incarcerated.

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