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Reentry, the transition from life in jail or prison to life in the community, can have profound implications for public safety.
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NIJ Director Nancy La Vigne Discusses Evidence-Based Strategies for Successful Reentry

NIJ continues to support research and evaluation of reentry-related issues, such as statewide reentry initiatives and research that examines the process of reentering society within the context of the community, neighborhood, and family into which the formerly incarcerated person returns.

On this page, find links to articles, awards, events, publications, and multimedia related to reentry.

Find Programs and Practices related to Reentry

The first step in knowing what to do is knowing what works … and what hasn’t.