Title

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

Document Type

Report

Abstract

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.


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