We’re committed to breaking the barriers to reentry at state and national levels to pave a clear path forward for generations to come. The Safer Policy Institute is encompassing of our collective efforts toward achieving nationwide policy change.
Our Latest Initiatives from the Safer Policy Institute
The Second Chance State Act
Illinois Alliance for Reentry and Justice 2022 Reentry Guidelines
Systemic Change Calls for Systemic Effort
Safer Foundation works alongside state legislators to impact legislative reform and create an equitable road ahead. In 2001 we began our largest initiative to date: Establishing the Council of Advisors to Reduce Recidivism through Employment (CARRE), an advisory council focused on the removal of barriers to employment for justice-involved individuals.
CARRE represents more than 100 individuals and institutions to provide ongoing legislative assistance, research, and advocacy. One of CARRE’s greatest accomplishments came in 2004, when we partnered with Illinois Senator Barack Obama to create the Certificate of Good Conduct and Certificate of Relief from Disabilities.
In addition, Safer Foundation has played an integral role in a variety of legislative initiatives and advocacy interventions.
A Blueprint for Action
Mass incarceration and its impact on communities is nothing short of a national crisis. We propose a holistic policy agenda, recognizing that the services required for successful reentry are among the most critical areas of social investment.
With our Holistic Blueprint for Action, we aim to increase understanding of the broader socio-economic benefits of re-entry—and how to systemically break the barriers that stand in the way.
Build Your Knowledge
The first step towards making an impact is building your knowledge of the current state of recidivism and reentry. Browse our other resources to learn more.browse resources
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