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NRWC Reentry Certification

NRWC will be launching a reentry certification program for leaders and practitioners who are working with people who have been impacted by the justice system. The certification offers the field a baseline standard of practice that synthesizes over 20 years of research into successful reentry practices. In partnership with Alliance for Community and Justice Innovation (ACJI), NRWC will offer both a Reentry Specialist and a Reentry Leader certification. This certification framework is the first of its kind to offer reentry organizations a common set of principles, knowledge, and science driven tools which can support community driven innovations and the emergence of new and promising practices.


Earn national credentialing with reentry experts
Gain skills in the research driven principles and approaches for effective reentry programming
Receive practical tools that can be immediately applied to your program
Understand how to connect program activities and services to high impact strategies
Increase effectiveness in implementing evidence-informed practices to fidelity
Develop a service delivery framework that can help measure and scale high impact reentry strategies to accelerate positive outcomes

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Why Get Certified?

The Reentry Certification offers the field a standard of practice to support community reentry programs to connect their program models to evidence-informed guiding principles. These standards identify and address important foundational knowledge, evidence based skills, and core competencies for professional development across the reentry continuum. This professional certification is designed to help reentry specialists and leaders develop a baseline of competencies aligned with the most up to date science and high impact strategies.


Certification for Reentry Specialist

(Level One)

A self-directed certification program for Program Managers, Reentry Specialists, Case Managers, Employment Specialists, and similar roles to develop the practical skills needed to effectively apply reentry workforce best practice in the field of reentry.

Certification for Reentry Leaders

(Level Two)

A self-directed certification program for Program Leaders (including but not limited to Program Directors/Managers, Workforce Development Director/Manager, Executive Director, and similar roles to empower key leaders to implement and measure program impact and be a resource of support for others on their team.