Category: Reentry and Housing

Mar 06

4th Annual REAL Help Conference

The 4th Annual ReEntry Alliance for Louisiana (REAL) Help conference will offer over 30 sessions focused on successful reentry best practices, with a special focus on women returning to their communities. The two-day event provides networking opportunities for reentry professionals and community organizers from across the state. Conference tracks include: housing; employment and entrepreneurship; health and …

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Feb 20

Apply Now: Opening Doors to Public Housing Initiative

The Vera Institute of Justice—with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance—is soliciting applications from public housing authorities (PHAs) that, in collaboration with their justice system partners, are seeking technical assistance to plan and implement reentry programs and/or change their admissions policies regarding people with conviction histories. PHAs that manage their own …

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Dec 20

Assessing Housing Needs and Risks: A Screening Questionnaire

This questionnaire from the National Reentry Resource Center is intended to help reentry professionals better assess an individual’s unique housing needs and risk of homelessness upon returning to the community. Departments of correction, reentry service providers, service intake coordinators, case managers, and others should use the questionnaire as a supplement to any existing intake or …

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May 11

Shortage of Transitional Housing for Nevada Inmates Costs Taxpayers

Las Vegas Now By Vanessa Murphy LAS VEGAS – Nearly 400 inmates in Nevada prisons are ready to be released. There is a problem because there is no place for some of them to go, due to a lack of transitional housing in the state. So, while the inmates wait for placement, the cost to taxpayers, …

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Apr 16

Apply Now: Opening Doors to Public Housing

The Vera Institute of Justice is soliciting applications from public housing authorities who would benefit from nine months of technical assistance as they seek to plan and implement reentry programs or change their policies in order to safely increase access to housing for people with juvenile records or adult criminal records. Housing authorities of all …

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