More than 9 million formerly incarcerated people return to their communities each year. The re-entry phase is a multi-layered adjustment phase; re-entering citizens often encounter difficulty obtaining housing, jobs and needed services. The National Reentry Resource Center from the Council of State Governments collects a variety of resources that can help returning citizens as well as the people and organizations working to support them. Resources are broken into categories including health, education, family engagement, substance abuse treatment, housing and other key needs, as well as policy points such as tribal affairs and law enforcement.
The Resource Center also includes links to funding opportunities, informative webinars and publications on reentry-related topics from other organizations. Featured personal stories highlight the experiences of returning citizens in communities across the country.
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