Research Reports

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The Psychological Toll of Reentry: Early Findings from a Multistate Trial

The Psychological Toll of Reentry: Early Findings from a Multistate Trial

Published: | Author: Carrie Pettus-Davis, Stephanie Kennedy

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. This difficulty transcends differences in each of the four states’ regional practices and topographical constraints. The struggle of reentry is common across hundreds of study participants and the reentry experience has a wide range of ripple out consequences for individual, family, and community well-being, and it intersects with the potential for future criminal behavior and public safety. This report details the psychological turmoil many individuals experience after release from incarceration, details the impact of reentry on an individual's family, and suggests ways in which men and women may experience reentry difficulty. The report closes by inviting readers and stakeholders to join us in grappling with four intractable realities of the reentry experience.

Category: Reentry, Well-Being, 5-Key Model for Reentry
Researching and Responding to Barriers to Prisoner Reentry:  Early Findings from a Multi-state Trial

Researching and Responding to Barriers to Prisoner Reentry: Early Findings from a Multi-state Trial

Published: | Author: Carrie Pettus-Davis, Stephanie Kennedy

This report describes the inner workings and early discoveries of participants and researchers in a groundbreaking longitudinal study currently occurring in four states, 50 prisons, 12 urban and rural counties with more than 1800 people enrolled since May 2018. The study, officially titled A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial of the 5 Key Model for Reentry, is research that is occurring as a part of a larger initiative referred to as the Safe Streets and Second Chances initiative. Launched in January 2018, Safe Streets and Second Chances is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of academic and public and private sector stakeholders committed to using research and evidence to inform sweeping policy and reentry services reforms.

Category: Reentry, Well-Being, 5-Key Model for Reentry