Prisoner Reentry in Nevada: Final Report on the Hope for Prisoners Program

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To date, the State of Nevada has not conducted extensive research (comparative or evaluative) on the success of community based prisoner reentry1 programs. With the high costs associated with reoffending and re-incarceration, state agencies can benefit from information on the impact of re-entry initiatives on (1) employment outcomes for ex-offenders, (2) engagement in community programs, and (3) recidivism. This Research in Brief describes an evaluation of prisoner reentry in Nevada. The evaluation focuses on the Hope for Prisoners program – a reentry initiative based in Clark County that serves approximately 300 ex-offenders a year. In the sections that follow, we discuss the Hope for Prisoners reentry program, the data that were gathered for the analyses, and the results of the evaluation.