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Taking Stock: An Overview of NIJ's Reentry Research Portfolio and Assessing the Impact of the Pandemic on Reentry Research

Over several decades, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has made significant contributions to the field of reentry, specifically what works for whom and when. In recent years, however, the global pandemic has made it increasingly difficult to conduct research on and with populations involved with the justice system. During this time, many researchers assessing various justice-related outcomes were unable to continue their inquiries as planned due to a lack of access to their populations of interest, forcing many to pivot and rethink their research designs.

During this panel, an overview of NIJ's reentry research portfolio will be provided and researchers will discuss their NIJ-funded reentry projects, the impact of the pandemic on the ability to conduct research, and lessons learned.

Date Published: April 7, 2022