Thank you for your interest in the Education Justice Project's Reentry Guides!
EJP's reentry guides provide individuals and communities impacted by incarceration with resources and tools for self-empowerment. We hope these guides will be useful for people leaving prison, as well as for family members, friends, and service providers.
We offer two guides:
- Mapping Your Future: A Guide to Successful Reentry (for people leaving prison and living in Illinois)
- Returning Home: A Guide to the Challenges and Opportunities after Deportation (for people who are being deported after release, available in English and Spanish)
We have recently produced 2020 editions of both of our guides. They contain information about how to navigate reentry during the pandemic.
You can request an individual copy of one or more of our guides, or if you work at a prison or reentry organization, you can request multiple copies. We can send up to 500 copies of our guides to places that need them. Typically, guide requests take 2-3 weeks to fulfill.
Please note that our guides are also available online at reentryillinois.net. Guides can be downloaded at the top blue bar, and you can also search for reentry resources.
If you are able to do so, please make a donation to the Education Justice Project so that we can continue to offer these guides free to people who need them. Each guide costs $11 to produce and send. The donation link is at the bottom of the form.