National Reentry Resource Center

The Center for Juvenile Justice has been proud to be a part of the National Reentry Resource Center for many years, working with our partners in the American Institutes for Research (AIR), as well as the Council for Juvenile Justice Administrators (CJJA), on building resources and providing technical assistance around the topic of juvenile reentry.

You can learn a little about the NRRC below (extracted from the NRRC site), and even more by going to the NRRC site directly.

NRRC Overview

Funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) is the nation’s primary source of information and guidance in reentry.


Deliver Training and Technical Assistance: The NRRC provides individualized and strategic guidance to recipients of Second Chance Act grants in order to maximize their efforts to reduce recidivism and help people succeed in their communities after they return from incarceration.

Advance the Knowledge Base of the Reentry Field: Working with top researchers and practitioners, the NRRC develops resources and tools that assist jurisdictions in implementing evidence-based, data-driven strategies to reduce recidivism.

Facilitate Peer Networks and Information Exchange: The NRRC runs monthly webinars on key reentry topics and convenes national training events to facilitate peer-to-peer networking. The NRRC also distributes a monthly electronic newsletter of news and research in reentry, funding opportunities, and trainings in the field.


The NRRC was established by the Second Chance Act (Public Law 110-199). Signed into law in 2008 and reauthorized in 2018, the Second Chance Act authorizes federal grants to government agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide reentry services—including employment assistance, substance use treatment, housing, family programming, mentoring, victims support, and other services—and to support corrections and supervision practices that aim to reduce recidivism.