Evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance FY 2011 Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Projects

Cross-Site Evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance FY 2011 Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Projects: Final Report

Source: 

National Institute of Justice

Author(s): 

Christine Lindquist, Pamela Lattimore, Janeen Buck Willison, Danielle Steffey, Mindy Herman Stahl, Sam Scaggs, Jeremy Welsh-Loveman, & Joshua Eisenstat

The report found that numerous systems-level improvements were attributed to SCA funding, and that AORDP enrollment increased access to services, with the greatest impact found for pre- as opposed to post-release services.

However, the treatment group did not appear to have better rearrest or other reentry outcomes than the comparison group, although they had more positive trajectories over time for housing independence and employment.

No clear pattern of consistent positive or negative effects were found in any site.

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