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Jail Reentry Roundtable Initiative

June 2006

The Urban Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation partnered to convene a Reentry Roundtable on the topic of reentry from jails. This Roundtable focused attention on the 12 million individuals released from local jails each year and the associated challenges faced by individuals, families, and communities around the country. The Jail Reentry Roundtable aims to fill the gap in knowledge on this issue by commissioning papers, convening a diverse group of practitioners and researchers, conducting a "scan of practice" of jail reentry programs around the country, writing a national report on jail reentry, and developing a training curriculum geared toward jail administrators and correctional staff.

Jail Reentry Roundtable Agenda

Participant list

Additional attendees

National Advisory Group


Life After Lockup: Improving Reentry from Jail to the Community

The Jail Administrator's Toolkit for Reentry

Meeting Summary

Jail Reentry Roundtable

Commissioned papers for the Roundtable (pdf files)
Final versions of most commissioned papers will appear in American Jails, a publication of the American Jail Association

Roundtable Presentations (powerpoint files)

The Jail Reentry Roundtable was funded by the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance.