National Reentry Resource Center

Funded and administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) is the nation's primary source of information and guidance on reentry.

What NRRC Does:

Delivers Training and Technical Assistance: The NRRC provides individualized and strategic guidance to recipients of Second Chance Act grants to maximize their efforts to reduce recidivism and help people succeed in their communities after they return from incarceration.

Advances the Knowledge Base of the Reentry Field: Working with top researchers and practitioners, the NRRC develops resources and tools that assist jurisdictions in implementing evidence-based, data-driven strategies to reduce recidivism.

Promotes What Works in Reentry: In partnership with the Urban Institute, the NRRC developed the What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse, which houses research on the effectiveness of a wide variety of reentry interventions. In addition, the NRRC's online library contains more than 1,000 publications, reports, and other materials to help the field identify proven and promising practices.

Facilitates Peer Networks and Information Exchange: The NRRC runs monthly webinars on key reentry topics and convenes national training events to facilitate peer-to-peer networking. The NRRC also distributes a monthly electronic newsletter of news and research in reentry, funding opportunities, and trainings in the field.

Provides Information for People Returning to Communities and Their Families: The NRRC maintains online state and local reentry directories that help people identify service providers in their communities.

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