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National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC)

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

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.

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) operates the NRRC in collaboration with BJA, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), and the SCA training and technical assistance providers at AIR, The Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG), and the Vera Institute of Justice.

PbS has been a partner in assisting this facility to become a dynamic work environment that is not satisfied with maintaining the status quo.