Process and Systems Change Evaluation Findings from the Transition from Jail to Community Initiative

Research Report

Process and Systems Change Evaluation Findings from the Transition from Jail to Community Initiative

Abstract

In 2007, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) partnered with the Urban Institute (UI) to develop and test an innovative, comprehensive model for effective jail-to-community transition. The resulting model and Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) Initiative advances systems-level change and local reentry through collaborative, coordinated jail-community partnerships. Enhanced public safety, reduced recidivism, and improved reintegration are overarching goals. Six communities tested the TJC model. This report examines the six sites' TJC implementation experiences and presents findings from the cross-site systems change evaluation. The latter suggests the TJC model is a viable and promising approach to jail transition.

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