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Assessing and Enhancing Cultural Responsiveness in Reentry Programs Through Research and Evaluation

Given the diversity of justice-involved populations across different jurisdictions around the country, reentry programs cannot assume a one-size-fits-all approach regarding the appropriateness of the programming for the clients they serve. Effective programs must be culturally responsive to their clients, considering characteristics such as race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, and other factors that may collectively shape clients' service needs and reentry experiences. Culturally responsive programs address the varied beliefs, practices, and cultures of client populations through respectful and inclusive approaches.

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