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National Reentry Week April 24-30, 2016 

National Reentry Week Fact Sheet

In 2011 the Department of Justice (DOJ) established the Federal Interagency Reentry Council. The Reentry Council, a Cabinet-level group that includes 20 federal departments and agencies, is committed to coordinating reentry efforts and policies. In a continued effort to support that work, this week Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced the Roadmap to Reentry. The Roadmap outlines the five principles that the Federal Bureau of Prisons will use as guidelines to improve correctional practices and programs.

The Five Principles are:roadmap_reentry

Principle I: Upon incarceration, every inmate should be provided an individualized reentry plan tailored to his or her risk of recidivism and programmatic needs.
Principle II: While incarcerated, each inmate should be provided education, employment training, life skills, substance abuse, mental health, and other programs that target their criminogenic needs and maximize their likelihood of success upon release.
Principle III: While incarcerated, each inmate should be provided the resources and opportunity to build and maintain family relationships, strengthening the support system available to them upon release.
Principle IV: During transition back to the community, halfway houses and supervised release programs should ensure individualized continuity of care for returning citizens.
Principle V: Before leaving custody, every person should be provided comprehensive reentry-related information and access to resources necessary to succeed in the community.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons releases around 40,000 people each year. The Roadmap to Reentry will support the DOJ’s commitment to help those individuals turn their lives around and become contributing members of society.


In support of Principle III from the Roadmap, Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates announces Family-Friendly Prison Policies to Strengthen Inmate-Familial Bonds



For more resources that support reentry visit the NIC website.

Posted Wed, Apr 27 2016 11:59 AM by Elizabeth


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