With more prisoners being released from prisons than ever before, there is a clear need for communities to address the issue of prisoner reentry. This is no small task as the transition from prison to the community is often fraught with challenges, including social isolation, homelessness, drug and alcohol addictions, and violence within intimate and familial relationships. The Reentry Roundtable, an interdisciplinary group of prominent researchers, practitioners, community leaders, former prisoners, and policy-makers, is a national forum for the discussion of research and policy innovation on the issue of prisoner reentry and its impact on individuals, families, and communities. This grant provided partial support for a Roundtable meeting held in Washington, D.C., on January 10-11, 2002. The meeting focused on the role of institutions in civil society in the return and reintegration of former prisoners, and the impact of incarceration on the functioning of civic life. Meeting deliverables included presentations, discussions, and commissioned papers. These will be translated into a series of short, accessible, policy-oriented publications highlighting the state of knowledge and best practices related to prisoner reentry. This meeting will be considered successful if it results in the dissemination of the aforementioned materials to a broad audience, thereby contributing to more informed attention to this important issue.
Amount Awarded $22,792.00
Awarded on: 12/13/2001
Time frame: 1/1/2002 - 6/30/2002
Grant Number: 44172