Rebuilding Lives: New Research on Those Re-entering New York

The effects of incarceration rarely end when individuals return home. Rather, the collateral consequences continue to take a toll, especially on families. New research from Harvard sociologist Bruce Western, faculty chair of the Harvard Kennedy School Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, sheds light on those challenges and the sources of support for returning citizens and their families.

We are proud to have helped support Professor Western’s New York Reentry Study along with the J.C. Flowers Foundation. The study examines the social and economic life of released prisoners and their families in New York City. Such research is critical to understanding pressing issues in our criminal justice system such as collateral consequences and recidivism, and we invite other scholars to submit proposals for research examining criminal justice and policing reform.

Professor Western will join us to discuss his research at an event co-hosted by the J.C. Flowers Foundation and Harvard University on October 18 in New York.

Learn more about the event and RSVP

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