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Federal Interagency Reentry Council

The Federal Interagency Reentry Council has been working together for five years to reduce recidivism and improve employment, education, housing, health and child welfare outcomes.  Comprised of more than 20 federal agencies, the Reentry Council coordinates and leverages existing federal resources that are targeted to reentry; uses the bully pulpit to dispel myths, clarify policies and provide visibility to programs and policies that work; and reduces the policy barriers to successful reentry.  The council was recognized in a 2014 GAO report as one of four model interagency collaborations, and the council’s collective work at the federal level has set a positive example for many states, several of which have started similar councils.  

Reentry Council Agencies

  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of Interior
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Meeting of the Federal Interagency Reentry Council 7/29/2015U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • U.S. Social Security Administration
  • Domestic Policy Council
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
  • Office of Personnel Management
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Corporation for National and Community Service

More information on the Federal Interagency Reentry Council.

Federal Interagency Reentry Council Fact Sheet

Updated April 19, 2017