NIJ and Harvard University Webcast Addresses Prisoner
Inmate reentry, the transition from life in a prison or
jail to life in the community, has profound implications
for public spending and public safety.
In November 2005, the NIJ/Harvard University Webcast series
explored the challenges prisoners face reintegrating into
“Prisoner Reentry: Facing the Challenges of Returning
Home” tapped the knowledge and experience of key
leaders in reentry research and program development, highlighted
housing programs designed to assist returning prisoners,
and discussed the resulting policy changes for lawmakers.
- Jeremy Travis, president of the John Jay College
of Criminal Justice, author of But They Came Back:
Facing the Challenges of Prisoner Reentry, and former
- Terry Donahue, associate director of the Community
Capacity Development Office, U.S. Department of Justice.
- Georgia Lerner, associate executive director
for program operations at the Women’s Prison Association.
Produced by Harvard University’s Ash Institute for
Democratic Governance and Innovation, NIJ, and OJP, the
NIJ/Harvard Webcast series focuses on innovations in public
safety. Multimedia presentations of all sessions and announcements
of future programs can be found on the Ash
Institute’s Government Innovators Network Web site.