TJC Initiative: Resources for the Field
The resources below provide more information on the TJC Initiative, the model, and the learning sites.
- The TJC Online Learning Toolkit is a web-based learning resource designed to guide jurisdictions through partial or complete implementation of the TJC model.
- The TJC Phase I final evaluation report, Process and Systems Change Evaluation Findings from the Transition from Jail to Community Initiative, describes the implementation of the TJC model across the six learning sites in Phase I, including key activities, site accomplishments and challenges, and lessons learned about the TJC model and the technical assistance provided.
- The TJC practice brief on the role of screening and assessment in jail reentry presents the TJC model's two-stage screening and assessment process to determine risk and needs levels.
- The TJC practice brief on the role of case management strategies for successful jail reentry presents the TJC initiative's approach to case planning and community handoff.
- Measuring Recidivism at the Local Level: A Quick Guide is an overview of common measures of recidivism and issues to consider in calculating recidivism; Performance Measurement Beyond Recidivism: A Quick Guide to Reintegration Measures reviews other outcome measures of reentry success (e.g., employment, housing, education, substance use, and program participation).
- The TJC brochure provides a brief overview of the TJC initiative and the jail-to-community transition model.
- A more detailed description of the TJC initiative and model is also available.
Additional information on transition from jail and prison is available from the National Institute of Corrections.
Other Jail Transition Resources
The Elected Official's Toolkit for Jail Reentry provides information and resources for local elected officials interested in launching or expanding a jail reentry initiative.
Partnering with Jails to Improve Reentry: A Guidebook for Community-Based Organizations is an overview of jail reentry and outlines steps for developing and sustaining a reentry partnership with a local jail.
American Jail Association TJC Presentation. TJC site liaisons Jesse Jannetta and Kevin Warwick presented the TJC model at the American Jail Reentry training in April 2009. This presentation goes over the model, key TJC principles, and implementation tools.
The First Line of Defense: Reducing Recidivism at the Local Level is the testimony provided by TJC codirector Amy Solomon at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs, in November 2009. The testimony describes issues associated with jail reentry, describes efforts under way to target these issues, and explains how the subcommittee can encourage more innovation and evaluation.
Assembling the Jail Reentry Puzzle explains the need for an effective model for jail reentry and details how the TJC model addresses that need and how it has been implemented in the two pilot sites.
Evidence-Based Practice and Jail Transition discusses the realities of recidivism, the role evidence-based practices play in addressing the problem, and the impact that the collaborative TJC approach can have in refocusing corrections efforts.
Transition from Jail To Community Initiative: One County's Experience describes how Douglas County, one of the TJC pilot sites, has implemented the TJC model.
Life After Lockup: Improving Reentry from Jail to the Community presents an overview of jail reentry and explores how it differs from state and federal prison reentry.
The Jail Administrators' Toolkit for Reentry is a handbook for jail practitioners interested in addressing jail-to-community transition. It covers such topics as assessing inmates' needs, identifying community resources, educating the public, and measuring the success of jail-to-community transition efforts.
Jail Reentry Roundtable. In June 2006, the Urban Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation held a Jail Reentry Roundtable on jail-to-community transition.