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U.S. Department of Justice Identifies Five Evidence-Based Principles to Improve Reentry

The Roadmap to Reentry lists five principles that the Department of Justice is using to guide the improvement of correctional practices and reentry programs with the idea that “reentry begins Day One.” Among these five principles is the idea that the “Department’s involvement does not end at the prison gates.” The principles include individualized reentry plans, services provided to inmates while incarcerated, access to family and community resources while incarcerated, continuity of care, and comprehensive reentry-related information upon release.