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New Report Released!
The second in a series of quarterly reports describing the inner workings and early discoveries of the 5-Key Model for Reentry was just released. Read the breaking media alert and access the full report here.
In the months after release from prison, individuals face significant stress and anxiety that could affect their ability to successfully reenter society, new data shows. Data also show the anxiety and stress is shared by family members, and can last for months after release.
The Psychological Toll of Reentry
We invite you to learn about the psychological impact of reentry and how reentry affects individuals and families. Join us as we grapple with the intractable realities of the reentry experience.
Learn more about the Post-Master's Fellowship
Join Dr. Carrie Pettus-Davis and Annie Grier for an informative conversation about the exciting Post-Master’s Fellowship opportunity with the Institute for Justice Research and Development at The Florida State University. They explore what makes this opportunity so unique and how potential Fellows can receive training at the intersection of social work and criminal justice.
Our mission at the Institute for Justice Research and Development is to advance science, policy, and practice to improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities impacted by criminal justice system involvement.
The movement from mass incarceration toward smart decarceration has the potential to produce effective, sustainable, and equitable criminal justice reforms.
The Institute for Justice Research and Development was created to maximize the potential for change.
We work to achieve three goals:
We form teams of researchers, private and public sector professionals, students, and people with histories of criminal justice involvement to maximize solution finding.
We conduct rigorous research in real world settings in collaboration with government, business, academic,and nonprofit partners.
We build on a foundation of nearly two decades of faculty research and apply scientific discovery to technological advances that have yet to be fully pursued in criminal justice related policy or practice.
We prioritize rapid dissemination of research findings to the advocates, professionals, and policymakers who can adopt them rather than limiting the communication of our findings to academic audiences.
One of the most powerful realities we have learned thus far is how consistently tough – even debilitating – the reentry experience is for most people who leave incarceration.
The Reentry Well-Being Assessment Tool (RWAT) is an innovative practice tool to systematically guide individualized assignment into reentry program services based on a participant’s changing needs during the transition from prison to the…
While it is understood that high rates of trauma exposure are common among incarcerated male populations, there is limited data on the nature of the trauma exposure. This study examined the trauma histories of a randomly selected sample of 67 men…