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Serving People from Arrest to Reintegration

Reentry: Helping Former Prisoners Return to Communities (Annie E. Casey Foundation)

  • Organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Friday, January 05, 2007
  • Submitted: Friday, January 05, 2007
  • Attachment(s): PDF

Our nation's high rate of imprisonment has a disproportionate impact on disadvantaged children, vulnerable families, and disinvested neighborhoods. The vast majority of people in prison, their families, and their communities are not sufficiently prepared for the successful reentry of people who have been in prison into the social and economic mainstreams of American life. These issues impact Making Connections sites' ability to bring about families' economic success and asset building, school readiness, positive social networks, and effective services and supports. This guide offers Making Connections site teams and local partners a way to think about and reduce the negative impact of incarceration on their communities.

This guide is organized into four sections:

§ Introduction

§ Potential Requests, Opportunities, and Challenges

§ Promising Approaches


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