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And it is successfully working diligently to create a sustainable world, where rehabilitation is done in a coordinated manner. Whereas barriers against reform, is not an acceptable means, when reentering into the workforce.
We are committed to a future of reentry that is:
State leaders incorporate the perspectives of people who have gone through the reentry process to design reentry systems with their needs and the barriers they face in mind. This is necessary to understand and overcome longstanding inefficiencies and fragmentation in reentry services and policies.
Leaders across service systems and at the federal, state, and local levels are each fully engaged in their role as part of a collective, comprehensive set of supports promoting reintegration.
States set public goals and metrics and report out regularly and consistently on progress.
Data-informed decisions drive investments to the people and communities with the most need.
For far too long, reentry supports have been fragmented, inequitable, and insufficient, and millions of people have been shut out from the opportunities they need to successfully reintegrate into their communities.
For even the most supported and motivated, having a criminal record triggers legal and informal barriers that diminish access to services and opportunities. These barriers impact tens of millions of people with records and their families.
Moreover, racial disparities persist across the criminal justice system, such that people of color are disproportionately affected by barriers to reentry. When our policies and practices make it difficult for people to succeed in their communities, we perpetuate racial inequities and fuel disparities in employment, health care, treatment, and housing access.
To solve these problems, we are calling on leaders from all 50 states to take action and pledge to a decade-long journey in bringing reentry systems to scale and making reintegration a reality for every person.
- Commit to system changes that build up people’s lives
- Learn new innovations and best practices
- Connect with peers and experts across the country
- Collaborate with other leaders in your state and community
- Transform reentry systems to support reintegration for every person
Reentry 2030 is an initiative led by the Correctional Leaders Association, The Council of State Governments Justice Center, and JustLeadershipUSA.
We work in collaboration with organizations and individuals that bring diverse experiences and roles in reentry and reintegration:
- The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance
- Arnold Ventures
- The Tow Foundation
An advisory group of people who have direct experience with incarceration and the reentry process, administrators and practitioners, service providers, and others bring diverse experience and knowledge to inform our initiative and help states build reentry systems that support successful reintegration for all.