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Transition Processes

Use the following guidelines, tools, and resources to strengthen your transition processes.


Reentry education providers should work closely with their partners to assess students’ needs and risks, identify services and support needed, and develop a service delivery schedule that takes into account various transition points. Specific approaches to easing transitions may depend on whether a provider is working with a prison, jail, or in the community.

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Where Am I In the Framework?

Transition Process



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Framework from student perspective

This illustration shows how students in the corrections system can progress through their education path as their correctional status changes.

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Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness
Offers an assessment tool for resource allocation and service-matching by risk category.

Offender Reentry Annotated Bibliography
An annotated list of resources on reentry issues ranging from employment and housing to financial planning.

Ready4Reentry: Prisoner Reentry Toolkit for Faith-Based and Community Organizations
A compilation of tools, resources, and information on successful reentry employment programs.

The Jail Administrator’s Toolkit for Reentry
Offers background information, sample forms, and other tools to facilitate reentry.

Transition from Jail to Community: Online Learning Toolkit
Stand-alone, self-paced modules on key elements of the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) model, including leadership, partnerships, data use, transition strategies, and evaluation.