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Video: Shaping the Future of Reentry—Insights from Director Megan Quattlebaum on Scripps News 

Monday, May 15, 2023

In this interview with Scripps News, Director Megan Quattlebaum of The Council of State Governments Justice Center discusses the challenges of reentry and the promise of the Reentry 2030 initiative. Reentry 2030 aims to engage all 50 states in improving reentry success for people exiting prison and those under supervision.

Missouri: The First Reentry 2030 State

Wednesday, April 19, 2023


Missouri has signed on as the first Reentry 2030 State! In partnership with The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Missouri Department of Corrections plans to work with public and private partners to support incarcerated people in finding and maintaining employment upon release.   

Their goals include the following: 

  • 100 percent of incarcerated Missourians who need career services receive them. 
  • 85 percent of incarcerated Missourians are employed within 30 days of release. 
  • 80 percent of formerly incarcerated Missourians maintain their employment for at least nine months after release. 

At the launch event, the Missouri Department of Corrections and other state and local agencies and community organizations committed to partnering to drive the success of this initiative. Attendees heard from two people with lived experience in the criminal justice system who spoke about the importance of the support they received upon reentering their communities.  

“I’m so excited that we’re to the point of reimagining reentry instead of continuing what we always have done. We’re challenging the status quo. I’m so proud of the support in Missouri to make our communities better.”  Anne Precythe, director of the Missouri Department of Corrections

Governor Mike Parson was also in attendance and offered his support for Reentry 2030.  

“We’ve become the first state to initiate this—to say we care, and we’re really going to make a difference.” Governor Mike Parson

Advancing Successful Reintegration for Every Person: Reentry 2030 National Launch

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Watch Broadcast:

Advancing Successful Reintegration for Every Person: Reentry 2030 National Launch will featured thought leaders from across the country discussing how states can better scale-up access to supports, clear away barriers to opportunities and economic mobility, and work to advance racial equity by joining the Reentry 2030 movement.

Watch the broadcast and learn how Reentry 2030 can help amplify statewide efforts and build momentum, give states the opportunity to learn from each other in real-time as they work on similar goals, and ultimately see significant advances in reentry and reintegration on a national level by 2030.

Reentry 2030 is a national initiative to achieve better and more equitable reentry and reintegration outcomes by engaging states to adopt public, ambitious goals that drive system change. It is also a partnership between the Correctional Leaders Association, The Council of State Governments Justice Center, and JustLeadershipUSA. The event and initiative are supported by Arnold Ventures, and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance. Additional funding is provided by the Tow Foundation and Microsoft.

Thank you to our guest speakers:

Opening and keynote remarks

U.S. Representative Danny K. Davis, 7th District of Illinois 

U.S. Senator Robert Jones Portman, Ohio 

Amy Solomon, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

Roundtable discussion

Dylan Hayre, Director of Criminal Justice, Arnold Ventures 

DeAnna Hoskins, President and CEO, JustLeadershipUSA 

Anne Precythe, Director, Missouri Department of Corrections 

Tom Robbins, Contributing Writer, The Marshall Project

Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr., State Senator, 17th District, Illinois General Assembly 

Reentry 2030: Perspectives

John Agnew, Substance Abuse Center of Kansas

Shounda Edward, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana

James Hodgkins, Goodwill Industries of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties

Justin Thomas, Ripple Affect Media