Six Sites Selected to Participate in the National Institute of Corrections’ Transition from Prison to the Community (TPC) Initiative
Six jurisdictions have been invited by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) to participate in its Transition from Prison to the Community (TPC) Initiative, a project designed to help states articulate a comprehensive and strategic approach to transition from prison. The States of Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming will work together with NIC and its Cooperative Agreement Partners, the Center for Effective Public Policy (CEPP) and the Urban Institute (UI).
This assistance is intended as a resource for state jurisdictions willing and able to work with NIC technical assistance providers to put into place the principles, approaches, and strategies that make up the Transition from Prison to the Community (TPC) Model (please visit the NIC Web site at http://www.nicic.gov/Library/022669 for a full discussion of the Model and for more information about previous iterations of this initiative.) Assistance will be provided in the form of a “site coordinator” who will provide advice, facilitation, and access to other project resources such as cross-site exchanges, and access to a network of practitioners from the original eight TPC sites.
The project will also include the support of an evaluation specialist from the technical assistance team to guide each participating jurisdiction’s efforts to design and implement a measurement and evaluation strategy.
A just-created, still-somewhat minimalist website created in support of the program includes an online version of a reentry handbook describing in detail the TPD methodology and the results from their first round of pilots.