Speaking Truth on Coming Home: Research Findings and Recommendations on Re-entry in Richmond

Published: July 2011


Pages: 14



Incarceration affects individuals, families, and communities in profound ways. The Safe Return Project is a participatory research and action initiative led by a group of formerly incarcerated Richmond, California residents carrying out research, community organizing, and policy advocacy to improve community reintegration after incarceration.

This report provides guidance on re-entry policy and programmatic best practices in Richmond from those with direct experience of what it takes to successfully reintegrate into society.
In a partnership with Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO) and the Richmond Office of Neighborhood Safety, the Pacific Institute provided capacity building, coordination, and research support for the report.