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Recidivism Programs at a Glance
Total Number of Programs: 109

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Recidivism Practice Outcomes 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.



OJP Publications

Evaluating the Effects of Realignment Practices on Recidivism Outcomes, NIJ-Sponsored, 2018

Cross-Site Evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance FY 2011 Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Projects: Final Report, NIJ-Sponsored, June 2018

Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Projects: Collaboration and Reentry Partnerships, NIJ-Sponsored, June 2018

TECHBeat, June 2018, NIJ-Sponsored, June 2018

2018 Update On Prisoner Recidivism: A 9-Year Follow-Up Period (2005-2014), BJS, May 2018

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