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Reentry/Release Programs at a Glance
Total Number of Programs: 104

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Reentry/Release Practice Outcomes at a Glance
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Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) / Randomized Field Experiment

Refers to an experimental research design in which participants are randomly assigned to a treatment or a control group. Most social scientists consider random assignment to lead to the highest level of confidence that observed effects are the result of the program and not other variables.

Corrections & Reentry


Reentry programs aim to reduce offender recidivism and successfully reintegrate an offender back into the community. Reentry efforts often begin in prison and transition into the community once a prisoner is released. Typically, reentry services include case management and assistance with housing, education, employment, healthcare, and substance abuse. 



OJP Publications

Juvenile Court Statistics, 2018, NIJ,OJJDP, June 2020

Specialized Smartphones Could Keep Released Offenders on Track for Successful Reentry, NIJ, April 2020

NIJ Journal Issue No. 281, NIJ, 2019
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Post-Incarceration Partner Violence: Examining the Social Context of Victimization To Inform Victim Services and Prevention, NIJ-Sponsored, 2019

Evaluating Medicaid Access for Halfway House Residents: A Research Partnership With the Connecticut Department of Correction, NIJ-Sponsored, 2019

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