For this project, the aim was to address the following questions about RRCs:
• Does performance contracting stimulate contractors to develop evidence-based practices, provide better treatment services or become more efficient?
• What types of offenders are released into communities—to the streets, to residential centers, through home confinement or a mix of all of these?
• What happens to individuals who are transitioned through halfway houses or residential reentry centers?
• Does RRC monitoring, case management or treatment reduce the risk of future criminal conduct?
• How should other nonresidential transitional services and monitoring such as home confinement be used?
• What types of services motivate former inmates to live crime free?
• Are Residential Reentry Centers (RRC) geared to provide services that reduce risk of future crimes?
• How do RRCs know if they are successful in attaining their goals?
• What motivates and inspires some contractors to achieve results that improve outcomes?