If you’re looking for help starting over, you might want to check-out this great new guide reentry programs.
The searchable database was the brainchild of the Council of State Goverments Justice Center with support from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA.
The goal of new online Reentry Programs Database is to provide a comprehensive catalog of initiatives to help former adult and juvenile offenders and those with criminal records. It’s a great idea, and the CGS is enoucraging agencies to update their data so that users will be able to locate the most current information on reentry.
When I took a look at the guide this past week, it was simple enough to search by entering your city and state and the type of assistance you were seeking. The idea is very similar to a resource offered by the National Hire Network, which also offers a state-by state listing of reentry and other helpful resources.