Resources & Links

Helpful Brochures

OPSR Speakers Bureau

The Partnership provides speakers for your reentry events at no charge (certain limitations apply). If you are hosting a local, state, or regional reentry educational event or conference, please contact us about one of the following topics:
  • Solving Reentry in Oklahoma
  • Reentry Fallacies: From Idealism to Realism
  • Self-Employment, Entrepreneurship & Employment Options for Ex-Felons
  • Successful Reentry for Sex Offenders
  • Information Sharing: THE Critical Success Factor in Strategic Reentry

ODOC's Reentry Website

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has built a very comprehensive website for reentry:

http://www.ok.gov/re-entry/

Oklahoma Reentry Policy Council

The Reentry Policy Council was created by the Transformational Justice Act (Oklahoma House Bill 2101) for the purpose of identifying gaps in services in the area of reentry.  The Council’s final report and recommendations are available HERE.

Reentry Resources

Online Addiction-Related Resource Directory: www.AddictionGuide.com

REENTRY: HELPING FORMER PRISONERS RETURN TO COMMUNITIES
A Guide To Key Ideas, Effective Approaches, and Technical Assistance Resources for Making Connections Cities and Site Teams. Part of a Series From the Technical Assistance Resource Center of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. (a PDF file)

A REENTRY TOOLKIT is available in PDF format for faith-based and community organizations from the Department of Labor.  The toolkit is based on the Ready4Work model and explores the building blocks of a successful reentry program.

Reentry Partnerships: A Guide for States & Faith-Based and Community Organizations, Council of State Governments Justice Center (2008)

This guide provides recommendations to improve collaboration between government agencies and faith-based and community organizations.


    Education for Ex-Offenders

A recent publication provides helpful information with regard to education for ex-offenders at: www.jjay.cuny.edu/BacktoSchoolSummer2010Revision.pdf


The Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) Implementation Toolkit

The National Institute of Corrections and the Urban Institute announce the release of the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) Implementation Toolkit. This web-based learning resource is designed to guide jurisdictions through implementation of the TJC model, in whole or in part. The Toolkit serves as a hands-on resource for users interested in jail reentry, whether in a criminal justice or community-based organization. Users can navigate the nine modules at their own pace. Toolkit modules incorporate examples from jurisdictions across the country, tools developed to facilitate implementation in the six current TJC learning sites, resource suggestions, and detailed content. The Toolkit can be accessed at http://www.jailtransition.com/Toolkit.

Funding

For grant assistance and announcements, visit the following websites:

Federal Grants Website: www.grants.gov

Grants Station: www.grantstation.com

Oklahoma Center for Non-Profits: www.oklahomacenterfornonprofits.org

Foundation Center: www.foundationcenter.org *

GuideStar: www2.guidestar.org

* If you are near the Oklahoma City metro area, you can use the Foundation Center online database located at the undergraduate library at Oklahoma City University (OCU) for free. This database costs $10,000 per year to subscribe to. OCU pays that and then lets non-profit organizations use it for free! Just ask for help at the front desk of the library.

Capacity Building for Non-Profits

The US Department of Health and Human Services has designed a toolkit to help community and faith-based organizations develop their service delivery capacity. It addresses organizational assessment and readiness, effective marketing strategies, financial management, sustainability and result-oriented evaluation.

Click here to download the Sustaining Grassroots Community Programs Toolkit.


Oklahoma Population Quick Facts by County

Use this link to find out details about the citizens of our beloved State, on a county-by-county basis. Produced by the U.S. Census Bureau.