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The 5-Key Model for Reentry Program Demonstration Project  

Mass incarceration continues to be a significant public health and public safety issue in the US. At the beginning of the 21st century, there was growing excitement and energy surrounding programs designed to aid the transition from prison to the community. Now well over a decade later, innovations in prisoner reentry programs have fallen into a rut as most are found to only have a negligible impact on recidivism and mass incarceration because the programs simply cannot meet the growing demands on reentry services.

In order to disrupt the current state of poor outcomes for prisoner reentry, our team identified and are refining a program that addresses the five key ingredients to successful reentry, entitled the 5-Key Model for Reentry Program. This manual was built on a review of over 100,000 program evaluations. Using the most cutting-edge research available, we selected the most potent interventions and combined them into one reentry program manual. The 5-Key Model focuses on the social mobility and well-being of formerly incarcerated individuals to ensure individuals will remain crime-free and contribute positively to society. Research indicates that a focus on mobility and well-being best maximizes public health and public safety.    

The IJRD team is currently researching and refining the 5-Key Model among individuals leaving incarceration in 7 states. The research entails a randomized controlled trial and involves researchers and practitioners in its implementation and refinement process. We have established local teams in each state and these positions will join one of those local teams.

Reentry Project Manager

The full-time Reentry Project Manager ensures that the study and practice protocol are strictly adhered to and closely supervises the state-based research and practice team.  See the full advertisement for details.

Reentry Program Specialist

The full-time Reentry Program Specialist coordinates and implements reentry services with participants returning from prison to the community. See the full advertisement for details.

Research & Assessment Specialist

The full-time Research & Assessment Specialist interviews prisoners and those recently released from prison who are part of the randomized control trial of the 5-Key Model for Reentry Program. See the full advertisement for details.

Clinical Research Associate

The full-time Clinical Research Associate ensures that services are delivered as designed by reviewing assessment and treatment plans, monitoring the use of evidence-driven interventions, and providing  feedback and training to practitioners. See the full advertisement for details. 

Project Support Specialists

Project Support Specialists assist research staff with tracking and coordinating research activities with participants returning from prison to the community. These are part-time or full-time, depending on location. See the full advertisement for details.

Engagement Specialists

We will be hiring individuals with a lived experience of incarceration to serve as Engagement Specialists in South Carolina and Ohio to do outreach to participants. The position details will be posted soon!