on 4/7/2016 by Pamela Wray
Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance
Date: Tuesday, April 19
Time: 2–3:30 p.m. ET
Registered sex offenders face numerous barriers to finding stable housing when they return to the community from jail or prison. Improved housing stability reduces the likelihood of recidivism and makes it easier for registered sex offenders to comply with the terms of their parole or probation. However, creating transitional and permanent housing solutions for registered sex offenders often faces substantial push-back from communities, making it difficult to fund and operate these housing programs. In this webinar, presenters will:
- Review the latest findings on the relationship between improved housing stability and reduced recidivism for registered sex offenders;
- Share stories from two communities that have found effective solutions to housing registered sex offenders; and
Discuss the numerous barriers to developing housing options for registered sex offenders and strategies for overcoming them.