The New York Reentry Education Network (NYREN), comprised of several well-known organizations working with reentrants to promote education, increase employment opportunities, and reduce recidivism, has issued a new toolkit designed to aid service providers to help those with a criminal background to access education. click here to go to website
The goals of NYREN are:
enabling people with criminal justice records to receive quality education appropriate to their needs and aspirations so that they become fully engaged and productive members of their communities
making education a core component of the reentry policy, strategy and practice
in New York
shifting public priorities and resources from incarceration to educational access
and success for communities most affected by mass incarceration
Although the guide was developed by organizations and leaders in the New York area, the strategies that are offered can be adapted to fit the needs of other cities and states.