Re-entry: Resources

Resources for Key Issues

What are Re-entry and Aftercare and Why are They Important?

What Challenges Do Youth Face Upon Release from Juvenile Facilities?

Collateral Consequences

Education and Employment

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice discusses the opportunities for collaboration and impact on the problem of youth homelessness and juvenile justice with improved re-entry planning as one of the goals.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse
See the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Resources page for further resources.

Reconnecting with Families
See Improving Services for Youth/Family Engagement on the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Resources page for further resources.

Re-entry after Short-Term Detention
See Chapter 4 of the Desktop Guide to Reentry for Juvenile Confinement Facilities for best practices on helping youth reintegrate from short-term detention programs.

Challenges Faced by Youth Returning from the Adult Criminal Justice System
“You’re an Adult Now” details the impact of adult-system involvement on youth, and the options for managing them in that system to obtain the best outcomes.

When to Start Re-entry Planning and Critical Elements

What Federal Initiatives are Focused on Youth Re-entry?

Resources for Reform Trends

Theoretical Frameworks and Examples of Comprehensive Re-entry and Aftercare Models

Using Re-entry Thinking to Guide Placement Decisions

Addressing the Challenges of Re-entering Youth

Reducing the Collateral Consequences of a Delinquency Adjudication

Supervision that Supports Youth

Using Evidence-Based Practices in Re-entry and Aftercare

Strengthening Federal Initiatives to Support Re-entry

Evaluations of Re-entry Programs

    • This report is based on a year- long benchmarking study of the Department of Labor’s employment focused Reentry Employment Opportunities (REO) program. It includes data on several youth-focused programs.