Core Topics Library

Core Topics Library

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A Monumental Shift: Restoring Access to Pell Grants for Incarcerated Students

In December 2020, Congress lifted a 26-year ban on Pell Grants for incarcerated students. The ban, enacted amid a slew of “tough-on-crime” policies in the 1990s, stripped people in prison of access to this federal financial aid. Incarcerated people earn pennies per hour for the work they do in prison, making it next to impossible for them to afford postsecondary education without financial support.

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Barracks Behind Bars

This paper is the second in the National Institute of Corrections justice-involved veteran compendium project.

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Integrated Safety and Health Promotion among Correctional Workers and People Incarcerated: A Scoping Review

Improving safety and health for correctional workers and people who are incarcerated are widespread yet separate initiatives. CITATION: (2023) “Integrated Safety and Health Promotion among Correctional Workers and People Incarcerated: A Scoping Review.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

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Health promotion programs in prison: attendance and role in promoting physical activity and subjective health status

This study aimed to analyze the prevalence of participation in health promotion activities among Israeli inmates and its association with their physical activity levels and subjective health status.

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Take Charge of Your Future: Get the Education and Training You Need

The updated version of the Take Charge of Your Future guide provides an overview of the current education and training landscape to help target audience make informed decisions about their next steps in a career pathway.

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Developing Strategic Partnerships for Reentry Education

This tool offers recommendations and resources to help providers identify and develop sustainable, strategic partnerships for creating successful reentry education programs.

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Model Practices for Parents in Prisons and Jails: Reducing Barriers to Family Connections

This handbook contains ten chapters: partnership building; training and core competencies; intake and assessment; family notification and information provision; classes and groups; visitor lobbies; visiting; parent-child communication; caregiver support; family-focused reentry.

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Implementing Successful Jail-Based Programming for Women: A Case Study of Planning Parenting, Prison & Pups – Waiting to ‘Let the Dogs In’

This paper outlines strategies to employ and discusses challenges that arise during program creation, implementation, and evaluation, which all require consideration prior to starting a new jail-based program.

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Strengthening and Maintaining Family Connections: Best Practices for Child-Friendly Video Visiting

Visiting is an essential way for families to maintain and strengthen relationships during a family member’s incarceration, particularly for children with incarcerated parents. This brief shares 12 best practices for supplementing in-person visiting with video visiting options.

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Family Connections Project Webinar Series

This is a four part webinar series that was created for the Family Connections Project.

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Building Effective Partnerships with Continuums of Care to Increase Housing Options for People Leaving Prisons and Jails

This webinar provides strategies for corrections leaders and staff to build these relationships, with a focus on establishing buy-in to serve a shared population and implementing community-wide prioritization and referral processes.

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Theme: Housing

This web-based resource shares personal experiences and insights from returning individuals about their transition related to community reintegration, securing housing, mental health services, substance use disorder treatment, employment, healthcare, and family reunification support.

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