Reports & Research

Individualizing Pathways to Success for Citizens Returning from Prison

Apr 28, 2016

With experts focused in key areas of social and community programs, ICF offers in-depth research on complex issues affecting justice-involved individuals and their communities.

This policy extract breaks down what high-performing programs funded by the Department of Labor (DOL) do to create pathways to success for citizens returning from prison.

Many justice-involved youth and adults face numerous barriers and have been exposed to traumatic experiences in and outside of the criminal justice system, requiring reentry-focused, faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs) to combine strong assessments of participants with individualized supports. Strong assessments include analyses of employment and education strengths and weaknesses, as well as criminogenic need and risk factors. Effective individualized services target the highest intensity supports to the participants with the greatest need.

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