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Cross-Sector Collaboration in Reentry

Building an Infrastructure for Change

By McGregor Smyth

Criminal justice system involvement permeates all aspects of low-income clients’ lives and continues to do so long after the clients’ official relationship with the criminal justice system ends. The impact of these efforts has proven devastating to low-income communities. Cross-sector collaboration among advocates and agencies that traditionally have little contact with each other is essential to reverse the lasting impact of the criminal justice system. New York’s Reentry Net offers one model for such collaboration.

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