The Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed models and workbooks communities can use to support returning citizens and the children of those who are incarcerated. Materials are especially appropriate for faith-based organizations.
The Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable is a collaboration between formerly incarcerated residents of Austin and other community members to stregthen programs and efforts related to helpfully and healthfully reintegrate former prisoners into the community. The Roundtable understands that this work takes the support and work of the whole community, and have created many resources and taskforces to that end.
Austin , TX
"The Big Bend A.F.T.E.R. Reentry Coalition is a coalition of individuals and groups united to increase public safety + reduce recidivism through collaborating and establishing community partnerships, identifying and providing services to inmates and formerly incarcerated people, empowering them to become productive, self-sufficient members of the community." BBARC was established in 2012.
BBARC's work mainly focused on three areas:
32302 Tallahassee , FL
"Central Arkansas ReEntry Coalition is a group of concerned agencies and citizens which began working working collaboratively in 2009 to assist citizens returning from incarceration to Lonoke and Pulaski Counties as they reenter society and reconnect with family while starting over in order to lead productive lives ... The Coalition’s Strategic Plan calls for changing prejudice and fear by helping society see returning citizens as humans with dignity, feelings, and rights as a major goal for the coalition.
Little Rock , AR
"CLAIM offers legal services on family law to incarcerated mothers, formerly incarcerated mothers and caregivers of children whose parents are incarcerated" whose cases are in Illinois. CLAIM visits women incarcerated in Illinois and runs classes in facilities.
60642 Chicago , IL
A report on an innovative approach to applying the principles of restorative justice to work with child sex offenders. The circles succeeded in reducing recidivism among participating offenders.
This comprehensive website offers state and national resources, including model legislation, on the "collateral consequences" of conviction for certain crimes, including implications for employment and voting rights.
CPA works in Conneticut to provide programs for juveniles and adults that seek to provide opportunities for healing, training, and transformation to people in the criminal justice system. CPA recognizes that, "for many, change is hard because of the complex issues they face." CPA seeks to respond individually and attentively to these complex issues to support individuals in changing their lives. They provide a variety of programs to over 10,000 adults and youth in Conneticut each year.
06106 Hartford , CT
Community Works is a restorative justice arts organization. They seek to use bring together the community through art to "heal from the impact of incarceration and the behaviors leading up to it "create social and institutional change to better meet the needs of incarcerated individuals, their children and their families." They have a variety of programs both in prisons and jails and in the community for individuals and families experiencing incarceration or re-entering.
94609 Oakland , CA
This half-hour documentary describes a degree program for people in the Sing Sing prison in Ossining New York. Of those who participated in the degree program, less than 1 percent returned to prison. (Nationally, about half of released prisoners return within 5 years of their release.) Previous documentaries by Roger Weisberg have won multiple awards. Producers want to make the documentary available for organizations involved in education and criminal justice reform, as well as groups focused on re-entry, probation, diversion, and prevention.