Restorative reentry: A strategy to improve reentry outcomes by enhancing social capital

  • Settles T
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Abstract

A challenging question facing policy makers in the criminal justice arena is how to best encourage the safe and effective reentry of formerly incarcerated individuals in such a way that they become well-integrated and productive members of our communities. This article argues that blending theoretical components of restorative justice with strategies thought to improve social capital may result in better long-term outcomes of the reentry process. Policy recommendations are offered for constructing restorative reentry programs that promote evidence based outcomes. Adapted from the source document.

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  • Reentry
  • Restorative justice
  • Social capital

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  • Tanya Settles

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