Sunday, September 16, 2012

Federal Interagency Reentry Council

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Federal Interagency Reentry Council

“Reentry provides a major opportunity to reduce recidivism, save taxpayer dollars, and make our communities safer.”—Attorney General Eric Holder

Photo credit: U.S. Department of Justice
In January 2011 Attorney General Eric Holder convened the inaugural meeting of the interagency Reentry Council. The purpose of this group is to bring together numerous federal agencies to make communities safer, assist those returning from prison and jail in becoming productive, tax-paying citizens, and save taxpayer dollars by lowering the direct and collateral costs of incarceration.
Substantial commitments were made as result of the meeting. The Council also empowered staff—now representing 18 federal departments and agencies—to work towards a number of goals. And the Council agreed to meet every 6 months, with its next meeting to occur in July.

Reentry Council Agencies

U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Interior
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of National Drug Control Policy
U.S. Social Security Administration
Domestic Policy Council
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Office of Personnel Management
Office of Management and Budget
Photo credit: U.S. Department of Justice
Internal Revenue Service
Federal Trade Commission
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Small Business Administration

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