Casey Connects: Winter 2004

Setting the Stage for Successful Reintegration After Prison

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

December 21, 2004

Summary

This issue of Casey Connects spotlights the Foundation’s efforts on 2 fronts: 1) helping individuals reintegrate into society after prison, and 2) cultivating strong leaders who can help drive and sustain foster care reforms. Smaller stories highlight 6 Casey-celebrated movers and shakers and a Foundation-funded study that shows tax credits for the working poor benefit families in rural, suburban and urban areas alike.

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Key Takeaway

Each year, hundreds of thousands of men and women serve their prison sentences – and then the real challenges begin

More than 650,000 people will leave federal and state prisons this year. Once home, many of these men and women will face legal barriers that can prevent them from securing jobs, receiving public benefits and regaining custody of their children. Equally important: These ex-prisoners will be returning to fragile communities that are among the least equipped to offer vital reentry support.

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