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Accession Number PB2012-114710
Title Evaluation of the Re-Integration of Ex-Offenders (RExO) Program: Interim Report.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 167p
Personal Author A. Wiegand B. Nicholson C. Geckelerton K. Foley S. Leshnick
Abstract The Reintegration of Ex-Offenders (RExO) initiative was launched in 2005 as a joint initiative by the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Department of Justice. RExO was set up to strengthen urban communities heavily affected by the challenges associated with high numbers of prisoners seeking to re-enter their communities following the completion of their sentences. It does so by funding employment-focused programs that include mentoring and capitalize on the strengths of faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs). In June 2009, ETA contracted with Social Policy Research Associates (SPR), and its subcontractors MDRC and the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), to conduct a random assignment (RA) impact evaluation of the 24 RExO grantees that had been in operation for more than three years. The RA study largely took place during the fifth year of these grantees operations. A critical component of this evaluation is an implementation study, which includes two rounds of site visits to each of the 24 RExO grantees and alternative providers in their communities. This report summarizes the key findings from this implementation study; including findings on the community context and general structure of the RExO grantees; their recruitment, intake and enrollment strategies; the RA process itself; the services RExO grantees and their partners provide; the specific partnerships in place to provide services; and the services available through alternative providers (to which comparison group members were referred) in the 24 communities.
Keywords Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Reintegration of Ex-Offenders (RExO)
Urban communities

Source Agency Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration
NTIS Subject Category 70F - Public Administration & Government
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
Corporate Author Social Policy Research Associates, Oakland, CA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number DOL-J091A20915

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