Press Releases & Press Conferences
During a press conference in Kentucky, IJRD Executive Director Carrie Pettus-Davis joins\ed Governor Matt Bevin, Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet John Tilley, Safe Streets & Second Chances Advisory Council members Mark Holden and John Koufos to highlight the impact of the 5-Key Model for Reentry on the well-being and success of individuals released from incarceration in Kentucky.
In the months after release from incarceration, formerly incarcerated individuals face significant stress and anxiety that could affect their ability to successfully reenter society, new data shows. The new data also shows that the anxiety and stress is shared by family members, and can last for months after incarceration has ended.
According to a new report published by Florida State University researchers at the Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD), individuals are highly motivated to find and maintain employment, reconnect with their loved ones, and stay out of prison.
During a press conference in Pittsburgh, PA, Safe Streets & Second Chances leaders discuss the multi-state, multi-site randomized controlled trial of the 5-Key Model for Reentry with reentry partners in the state.
Dr. Renn works with individuals currently or recently involved in the criminal justice system, with a particular focus on individual experiences of trauma, engagement in high-risk behaviors like substance abuse, and their well-being.
Incarcerated individuals want to be rehabilitated, are eager for a second chance, and are emotionally capable of successfully reentering society, new independent data shows.