Reentry Project Impact Evaluation


The Reentry Project was an unprecedented journalism collaborative engaging 15 Philadelphia newsrooms and organizations. The project dedicated over a year to covering the topic of reentry by lifting up the challenges faced by returning citizens, offering promising solutions to these challenges, and coordinating thoughtful community events. This white paper provides an assessment of the impact of the Reentry Project.

Teasing out the impact of media is a commonly wrestled with challenge, only made more difficult when the impact is dispersed amongst more than a dozen partners as with the Reentry Project. As such, this assessment is not a quantitative analysis to conclusively prove that the Reentry Project “caused” one change or another. Instead, it is an in-depth, qualitative look into the significant individual, group and institutional transformations inspired by The Reentry Project, as offered by those involved in or having some interaction with the collaborative.