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Justice Department Releases Report on Expanding Housing Options for People Leaving Prison or Jail

May 25, 2010

WASHINGTON, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The Justice Department, in partnership with the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center released a new publication today, Reentry Housing Options: The Policymakers’ Guide, which provides practical steps that lawmakers and others can take to increase public safety through better access to affordable housing for individuals released to the community. The guide provides an overview of several commonly accessed housing options, including the benefits and limitations of private-market rentals, public housing, affordable housing, halfway houses, supportive housing, and specialized reentry housing.

TITLE: “Reentry Housing Options: The Policymakers’ Guide”

AUTHOR: The Council of State Governments Justice Center in coordination with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

WHERE: www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/pdf/CSG_Reentry_Housing.pdf.

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has seven components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; the Community Capacity Development Office, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.

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SOURCE Office of Justice Programs – U.S. Department of Justice


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