Family Support and Reentry

Research shows that one of the most important factors in recidivism is family support. Reducing conflict in families, building positive relationships and communication, and enhancing monitoring and supervision among pro-social family and friends is critical to preventing re-incarceration.

Educational Resources

  • Role of Family in Reentry – Presentation from WI Counties Association Educational Seminar, Community Corrections and Jail Reentry
  • Transitioning Jail Inmates: Why Family Matters – Presentation from Transitioning Jail Inmates Back to Community, Why Family Matters Seminar
  • Resource List
    Studies suggest that maintaining family ties and family support can be key factors in successful transition of returning inmates. The resources listed above share information, research and strategies to support individuals, families and children of incarcerated parents. Resources specific to jail populations and partners have been included.
  • Guide to Educational Programming with Incarcerated Audiences
    This document is designed to help University Educators make an informed decision about the possibility of working with incarcerated audiences. These questions may also be helpful as educators consider working with audiences affiliated with the correctional system, but not incarcerated themselves (i.e., persons on probation or parole and inmates’ family members).