Welcome to the California Reentry Council Network (CRCN)
The CRCN is a statewide network to connect local reentry councils, roundtables, and task forces to each other and to promote information and resource sharing aimed to improve reentry outcomes for people returning to local communities after release from jails and prisons.
What is a Reentry Council?
Reentry refers to the transition of individuals who are incarcerated in prisons or jails back into the community after release. Currently, there are reentry efforts emerging throughout the US and in California that employ evidence-based strategies focused on comprehensive planning and coordinated service delivery to increase the likelihood that individuals will make safe and successful transitions back into their communities after incarceration.
Reentry Councils, Partnerships, and/or Roundtables refer to groups that are organized to coordinate local reentry efforts. They may focus on: (1) sharing local reentry information and resources; (2) developing directories of local reentry services; (3) organizing collaborative reentry planning and policy development; (4) and/or encouraging public engagement in local reentry efforts. Membership in various Reentry Councils, Partnerships, and/or Roundtables may differ, though most aim to engage multiple community reentry stakeholders including local government agency leadership, community service providers, individuals who have been previously incarcerated and/or their family members, and other community leaders.
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is hosting the Reentry Solutions for Success Conference on September 29 and 30, 2015, in Sacramento, CA. This conference will bring together stakeholders from multiple sectors to explore promising approaches in the work of reentry. From policy to practice, expert practitioners representing urban, rural and racially diverse communities from throughout the state will share strategies they are using to help those previously incarcerated become successfully reintegrated. To ensure your prompt notification when conference registration opens, please add your name to the invitation list.
The conference planning committee wants to hear from you. They are seeking your recommendations for innovative programs and dynamic speakers that should be considered for the conference program. Please take a moment to complete a short anonymous survey about the topics and issues you would like to see discussed. Deadline for survey completion is June 15, 2015.
If you have questions about this conference or are interested in becoming a conference sponsor, please contact Lena Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Deanna Allen at email@example.com.
The Orange County Reentry Partnership (OCREP) and BI Inc, in partnership with CCCOE/CDCR Parolee Education Program are co-hosting Orange County’s first reentry resource fair on May 12, 2015 from 12-2pm in Santa Ana. Please click here for the OCREP Resource Fair Flyer with more details on this event or visit the OCREP website for more information.
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