A visiting EJP alumn

EJP offers two reentry guides, Mapping Your Future: A Guide to Successful Reentry in Illinois and A New Path: A Guide to the Challenges and Opportunities After Deportation.

We are happy to provide free copies to people who need them. We can mail them to people in prison or jail.

Mapping Your Future: A Guide to Successful Reentry in Illinois

Our 2022 Illinois reentry guide has a wealth of information on preparing for reentry while incarcerated, steps to take following release, and directories of resources. Topics include housing, employment, healthcare, finances, substance use and more. Download our guide here.

Mapping Your Future: National Edition

Are you returning home to a different state? We’ve taken our Illinois reentry guide and made it a national resource! You’ll find helpful advice about housing, employment, healthcare, substance use and more, with resources for formerly incarcerated individuals throughout the US.

A New Path: A Guide to the Challenges & Opportunities after Deportation

This guide is for people who face deportation to Mexico or Central America following their sentence. It is also useful for anyone who is at risk for deportation. Download our guide here.

Reentry Guide FAQ

How can I receive a hard copy of a reentry guide?

You can request guides via mail, phone, email, or online form. We will mail one to you free of cost. Contact us at:

Reentry Guide Initiative
1001 S. Wright St
Champaign, IL 61820


Online form

How much does it cost?

We are happy to supply guides for free to those who need them. However, if you are able to contribute towards our printing and mailing costs, please let us know. Mapping Your Future costs $11 to print and mail, and A New Path costs $9. Invoicing you will allow us to reach even more people.

Can I order more than one copy of a guide?

Yes, especially if you can pay for them! We are always looking to learn more about what organizations are doing around reentry in our state, and we want to know how our guides can best support your efforts.

There’s an error in the guide! How can I provide feedback?

We want the guide to be as helpful as possible. If you have suggestions for us, we would love to hear them. Please email us at reentry@educationjustice.net for feedback and corrections.

I would like to tell you about a new resource. How can I do that?

Please email us at reentry@educationjustice.net.

Do you update the guides regularly?

Yes. We release updated versions each year.

How can I support the Reentry Guide Initiative?

Thank you for asking! Donate to help us continue to offer free guides to individuals and groups throughout the state. The Education Justice Project relies on grants and donations to provide the guides free of charge.