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Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
BJA disseminates knowledge and practices across America's justice systems and provides grants at the national, state, local, and tribal level to fund the implementation of crime-fighting strategies.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): Community Corrections (Probation and Parole)
The Community Corrections section of the BJS website provides information about and access to BJS statistical resources regarding offenders in the community.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): Corrections Statistical Analysis Tool (CSAT) - Parole
This dynamic analysis tool allows for the examination of data collected by the Annual Parole Survey on persons sentenced as adults. It includes parolees who were conditionally released to parole supervision by parole board decision, by mandatory conditional release, through other types of post-custody conditional supervision, or as the result of a sentence to a term of supervised release.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): Reentry Trends in the U.S.
This section of the BJS website presents data on trends in state and federal offender reentry.

The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions website is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices, including programs and practices related to corrections/reentry.

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP): Reentry Services Division
BOP's Reentry Services Division provides enhanced oversight and direction in the critical area of offender reentry, focusing on reentry programming and community resource transition.

National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
An agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, NIC provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies. See the Offender Reentry/Transition section of the NIC site for efforts and research associated with the successful transition of offenders back into the community.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. See the Offender Reentry page for topical research and resources.

National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction (NICCC)
Part of the BJA-supported National Reentry Resource Center, the NICCC is an online searchable database that identifies and categorizes the statutes and regulations that impose collateral consequences in all 50 states, the federal system, and the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

National Parole Resource Center (NPRC)
Funded in part by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, NPRC serves as a source of information, training, and technical assistance for paroling authorities and the supervision agencies that they oversee and with whom they collaborate.

National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC)
Sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, NRRC provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, nonprofit organizations, and corrections agencies working on prisoner reentry.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): Victim Notification
The OVC Victim Notification page provides information about services available to victims of crime to help them stay informed when case events take place, such as the release of defendants back into the community.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds justice-involved youth appropriately accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Model Programs Guide (MPG)
The OJJDP MPG contains information about and ratings of juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs. See the Reentry/Aftercare page for topical program information.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Statistical Briefing Book (SBB)
The OJJDP SBB site enables users to access online information to learn more about juvenile crime and victimization and about youth involved in the juvenile justice system. See the Juvenile Reentry and Aftercare page for topical information and data.

Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)
This mission of the SMART Office is to protect the public by supporting the national implementation of a comprehensive sex offender registration and notification system.

Special Feature: Community Corrections
The Community Corrections Special Feature contains information for personnel working in the community corrections field, resources on offender management, and access to data on offenders.

Special Feature: Sex Offenders
This online resource contains a compilation of publications and related websites that focus on sex offenders and the management of sex offenders in the community.

Transitioning From Incarceration
This Social Security Administration site is designed to assist those transitioning from incarceration back into the community.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Victim Notification System (VNS)
DOJ's VNS is a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the United States Attorneys' offices, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. It is a free, automated system that can be used by victims of federal crime to learn about events associated with their case, including the release of defendants into the community.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Health Care for Re-entry Veterans (HCRV) Program
The HCRV Program is designed to address the community re-entry needs of incarcerated veterans through services such as:

  • Outreach and pre-release assessments services for veterans in prison
  • Referrals and linkages to medical, psychiatric, and social services, including employment services upon release
  • Short term case management assistance upon release

Youth.gov: Reentry
The Reentry section of the Youth.gov site captures research and resources related to the return of young people to their families and communities from residential placement facilities.