TJC Initiative: Related Links

TJC Partners

The National Institute of Corrections, an agency within the US Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Prisons, is a center for learning, innovation, and leadership on effective correctional practice and public policy.

Alternative Solutions Associates Inc. assists jurisdictions with jail and offender programming, policy development, staff training, reentry efforts, and systems assessment.

Corrections Partners Inc. provides tools and assistance to facilitate successful jail-to-community transition and reentry efforts with evidence-based practices.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice's Prisoner Reentry Institute spurs innovation in reentry and translates research into effective public policy by developing, managing, evaluating, and presenting reentry efforts.

The Pretrial Justice Institute is the nation's only nonprofit organization mplementing informed pretrial decisionmaking practices in jails through advocacy, training, and technical assistance.

Jail Reentry Relevant Projects and Resources

Based on the Urban Institute's work on Justice Reinvestment at the Local Level, the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) provides technical assistance and financial support to states, counties, and cities interested in reducing local correctional costs. Cost savings are reinvested to implement evidence-based practices in the jurisdiction, while maintaining public safety goals. JRI is supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance in partnership with the Pew Center on the States. The Urban Institute serves as the oversight, coordination, outcome, and assessment provider for the initative.

Transition from Prison to Community, a project of the National Institute of Corrections and Center for Effective Public Policy, articulated a comprehensive strategic approach to prison-to-community transition that incorporates evidence, emphasizes the importance of collaboration, and provides practical tools for corrections agencies.

The National Reentry Resource Center is administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the US Department of Justice, through the Council of State Governments Justice Center. It provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, nonprofit organizations, and correctional institutions working on prisoner reentry. In addition, the center includes a What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse that synthesizes research findings to provide information on which programs, policies, and practices are most effective in reducing recidivism and improving other reentry outcomes for individuals returning from incarceration. The clearinghouse was developed by the Urban Institute in collaboration with the Council of State Governments Justice Center.

The Federal Interagency Reentry Council supports the attorney general's efforts in advancing public safety and well-being through enhanced communication, coordination, and collaboration across federal agencies to reduce recidivism and victimization, assist people returning from prison and jail, and lowering the direct and collateral costs of incarceration. It has also produced a series of single-page documents called Reentry Mythbusters.