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Recidivism Programs at a Glance
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Corrections & Reentry


Recidivism is the act of relapsing into a problem or criminal behavior during or after receiving sanctions, or while undergoing an intervention due to a previous behavior or crime. In criminal justice settings, recidivism is often measured by criminal acts that result in rearrest, reconviction, or return to prison.


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OJP Publications

'Cultural Shift' Is Among Findings of Second Chance Act Evaluation, NIJ, December 2013

Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness, BJA-Sponsored, September 2013
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FY 2011 Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Projects: Evaluability Assessment of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Healthy Environments, Loving Parents (HELP II) Program, NIJ-Sponsored, September 2013

Monitoring High-Risk Gang Offenders With GPS Technology: An Evaluation of the California Supervision Program Final Report, NIJ-Sponsored, September 2013
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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education: A Meta-Analysis of Programs That Provide Education to Incarcerated Adults, BJA-Sponsored, August 2013
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