Returning to the Community: Reentry Barriers following Incarceration among Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses
Reintegration of individuals with mental illnesses into everyday community life following incarceration is a major issue across the country. Philadelphia City Council asked us for suggestions on how this complex issue could best be addressed. This document shares these recommendations.
Reentry and Renewal
Based on responses to a recent national survey, Reentry and Renewal highlights a dozen exemplary peer-run programs that serve individuals with both behavioral health conditions and criminal justice backgrounds. It provides recommendations for peer-run programs to improve upon effective supports and spotlights needed policy change and the importance of expanded funding and research.