The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is seeking applications for funding under Fiscal Year 2021 for the Jail to Community Reentry Initiative. This program furthers NIC’s mission by updating NIC’s Reentry portfolio using data and emerging trends impacting successful reentry, effective interventions, and programs for justice-involved adults.
Reintegration from our nation’s jails to the community had proven challenging due to the brief length of stays in jails, complex health and human service needs of justice-involved adults, and the lack of community-based coordination for support and post-release programming. On a national level, the magnitude is best appreciated when considering the nearly 11 million adults transitioning through our nation’s 3,163 jail facilities annually. Empirical evidence demonstrated the need for a national strategy to improve post-release outcomes through effective programming and practices that address offenders' criminogenic risks and the collateral consequences of incarceration.