Providing Policymakers and Practitioners with Knowledge and Expertise
Through its policy initiatives, PRI seeks to spur innovation in the field of reentry and protect the rights of the justice involved by engaging in advocacy, championing emerging research, convening thought leaders on topical issues of reform, and disseminating best practices. PRI excels at facilitating conversations among stakeholders who might otherwise not communicate, helping policymakers and practitioners transcend silos and come together for more effective problem-solving.
ROUNDTABLES ON PRETRIAL PRACTICE
Reforming the Front End of the Criminal Justice System
These reports document two groundbreaking roundtables sponsored by PRI with the support of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, at which thought leaders gathered to discuss reforming the pretrial stages of the criminal justice system through research-backed, evidence-based policies and practices. To read the reports, click here.
COLLOQUIUM ON SOLITARY CONFINEMENT
Reducing the Use of Long-Term Isolation in Corrections
With the support of the Langeloth Foundation and the leadership of Distinguished Lecturer Martin Horn, PRI convened a colloquium of corrections leaders, academics, and advocates to develop areas of consensus and strategies to reduce the use of long-term isolation as a prison management tool. To read more about the goals and output of this conference, click here.
REENTRY HOUSING INITIATIVES
Removing Barriers to Housing for People with Criminal Records
PRI engages in advocacy, collaboration, and research to eliminate the obstacles that prevent those reentering the community from finding housing that they need and can afford. Click here to learn more about PRI’s policy work in this arena.
HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY
Increasing Access to Higher Education
PRI has spearheaded research, publications, and policy advocacy to improve access to higher education for the justice involved as a pathway to reentry success. Click here to learn more.