NRNRC’s founder entered the juvenile justice system at the age of nine and the revolving door of incarceration until his parole in 1985 – so he comes at the work from a place of knowledge. The 5-week job readiness and placement program prepares reentrants for employment and connects them with living-wage jobs. (Digital literacy training is up next.) Guidance and support from a year-long mentor/navigator as well as connection with a support network helps reentrants work toward accountability, stability, and healing. Safe housing and accompanying programming address a critical need for a population that faces formidable housing barriers and needs a place to heal and rebuild. Advocacy is also key: practiced organizers and reentrants can claim successes like the establishment of a ballot box in the DC jails and enfranchisement of returning citizens. NRNRC has given people chances they never thought they would have.

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Budget (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for The National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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