Portrait of Reentry Project Grantees

Portrait of Reentry Project Grantees

Published: Nov 30, 2022
Publisher: Mathematica
Associated Project

Reentry Projects Grant Evaluation: Serving Justice Involved Adults and Young Adults

Time frame: 2017-2024

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Chief Evaluation Office


Gina Lewis

Key Findings
  • All community-based organization (CBO) grantees provided education and training programs before receiving RP grant funding, for about 22 years on average. Ninety-nine percent of CBO grantees also previously provided services to people with justice involvement.
  • Probation and parole officers were the largest source of participant referrals to RP programs.
  • The percentage of grantees serving young adults who reported challenges related to recruiting, engaging, and retaining participants in program services, and placing participants into jobs was significantly higher than that of the grantees serving adults.
  • Almost all intermediary organizations reported having a strong influence on subgrantee program models, including the intake and screening processes subgrantees used.

This brief describes the 116 Reentry Project (RP) grantees funded in 2017, 2018, and 2019 using grantee survey data. A web-based survey was administered near the end of each grant cycle to collect information on the grantees and RP program implementation. The brief uses descriptive statistics from survey data to summarize and highlight findings about RP program structures, partnerships, and services, in addition to chi-squared tests to determine whether any differences across grant years and grant types were statistically significant.

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