Category: Mentoring

Feb 07

Second Chance Act Spotlight: Britney Steimbridge

By CSG Justice Center Staff Britney Steimbridge (left) remembers the moment last year when she took a pen to the dotted line of her Pathfinders contract, where she committed to participate in reentry programming and prioritize her recovery. In January 2017, she had been sentenced to just over 5 months in the Tarrant County, Texas, …

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Feb 07

Second Chance Act Spotlight: Britney Stembridge

By CSG Justice Center Staff Britney Stembridge (left) remembers the moment last year when she took a pen to the dotted line of her Pathfinders contract, where she committed to participate in reentry programming and prioritize her recovery. In January 2017, she had been sentenced to just over 5 months in the Tarrant County, Texas, …

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Jan 07

Cumberland County, PA Prison Reentry Program Aims to Help Inmates Return to Community

The Sentinel By Joshua Vaughn On any given day more than 400 people reside at Cumberland County Prison. Thousands more make their way through the facility every year. Nearly all will one day return to the local community. That is why the county started a re-entry program in an effort to give those being released …

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Jan 04

Kansas Jail Expands Re-Entry Program to Reduce Recidivism

Topeka Capital-Journal By Katie Moore The Shawnee County Jail is expanding its re-entry program in an effort aimed at reducing recidivism. Jail director Brian Cole said offenders who are released may find securing housing and employment to be a challenge. Last month, a newly formed re-entry advisory board met for the first time. The group …

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Nov 10

Prisoners Look to Life after Incarceration through Reentry Program

The Maroon By Andrew Callaghan Louisiana is the most incarcerated state in the most incarcerated country in the world. At 776 per 100,000 people incarcerated, Louisiana sits well ahead of the rest of the United States. Under the leadership of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, the state legislature is trying to strip Louisiana of its …

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Oct 12

Second Chance Act Grantee Receives National Criminal Justice Association Award

By CSG Justice Center Staff Accepting the award were (from left) Kelley Heifort, Community Reentry director, MN DOC; Lee Buckley, coordinator, Community Reentry, MN DOC; and Raeone Magnuson, executive director, Office of Justice Programs, MN Department of Public Safety. The Minnesota Department of Corrections (MN DOC) was one of five organizations in the country to …

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Sep 25

Register for Webinar: Young Adults Sentenced to State Prison

Hosted by the Vera Institute of Justice This webinar is geared towards state agencies interested in reforming the care and custody of young adults within their prisons. To learn about what such an effort looks like, the Connecticut Department of Corrections will discuss its approach to working with young adults through the implementation of the …

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Jul 27

Troubleshooting Training: How Three Programs Prepare Volunteers to Mentor People Leaving Prison and Jail

By Katy Albis, CSG Justice Center Staff at the CSG Justice Center talked to three reentry programs with promising training practices about their experiences developing and delivering training to volunteer mentors. Photo credit: Shutterstock/Rawpixel.com Training mentors to support the reentry population is not an exact science. For many reentry programs that offer mentoring services, the …

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Jun 27

Mentoring as a Component of Reentry: Practical Considerations from the Field

The impact of mentoring for adults returning to their community from incarceration is dependent on how well reentry programs structure the mentoring component of the program, which involves collaborating with correctional facilities, thoughtfully selecting and matching mentors and participants, and effectively concluding the mentoring relationship. An integral part of the process also involves the understanding …

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Jun 05

Register for Webinar: Responding to the 2017 SCA Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Grant Solicitation

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Date: Tuesday, June 20 Time: 1:30–3 p.m. ET In this webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Reentry Resource Center will review the Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry grant …

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