What is CRCN?
The California Reentry Council Network (CRCN) is a state-wide network of local reentry councils, roundtables or task forces composed of diverse stakeholders who work together to improve the policies and programs that affect people returning to their communities from jails and prisons. CRCN aims to increase the organizational capacity of reentry councils, roundtables and task forces, improve the participation of county partners in local reentry councils, and to maintain a network for ongoing communication and information sharing on successes and challenges of reentry policies and practices across the state.
There are currently 12 reentry groups representing 10 California counties involved with CRCN. If you are involved with a reentry group in California that is not currently a part of CRCN, please contact us for more information about how to join CRCN.
CRCN has created calreentry.com as a resource for local community collaborations working to promote safe and successful reentry for people leaving jails and prisons. Calreentry.com provides an opportunity to: (1) learn about similar reentry work in cities and counties across California, (2) access resources on areas of interest, and to (3) share information about what is happening within local reentry collaborations across California.
CRCN is currently being staffed by consultants from The Bridging Group. The Bridging Grouping is a consulting firm focused on the impact of incarceration on public health, families and community reentry with expertise in capacity building, evaluation and research, fund and program development, policy development, and training and dissemination.
This work is sponsored by the Rosenberg Foundation, in partnership with the Institute for Local Government the Reentry Council of the City & County of San Francisco and Californians for Safety and Justice.