Facilitating Reentry of Formerly Incarcerated People: A Systemic Approach

David Peter Stroh

From the introduction:

The multiple organizations and people required to solve a chronic, complex problem often do not appreciate the many ways in which their work is connected. To address this issue the Open Society Institute (www.soros.org) convened The After Prison Initiative, a gathering of 100 progressive leaders dedicated to criminal justice reform, in November 2006. The goals of the meeting were to:

  1. Strengthen their personal relationships
  2.  Deepen awareness of the interdependencies among their diverse efforts
  3. Gain insight into potential new areas of leverage for enabling formerly incarcerated people to successfully integrate into society