The Crisis Event Response and Recovery Access (CERRA) Effort
The goal of the CERRA Effort is to enable jurisdictions to use one standard format for reentry access after disasters. This effort has been underway since 2016 and is now launching it's nationwide outreach effort to educate jurisdictions, law enforcement, and the private sector.
The beginnings (2016)
The Department of Homeland Security Crisis Event Response and Recovery (CERRA) Effort was started in 2016 as a response to the lack of reentry coordination during emergency events and the devastating economic impact this was having in jurisdictions across the country.
CERRA Access Programs (2018)
With the CERRA Framework published, jurisdictions now had the ability to use a national standard to manage their local access, and give their organizations the ability to coordinate reentry access on a national level. As of Q3 of 2018, there are now over 30 jurisdictions, including 4 states that have participating CERRA Access Programs!
The CERRA Framework (March 2018)
As of March 2018, the DHS CERRA Framework has officially been published. The framework acts as a guideline to jurisdictions for the CERRA best-practices approach. The framework is the best place to start for new jurisdictions or stakeholders interested in learning more about CERRA!
The CERRA Outreach Effort (2018 - 2021)
The CERRA Outreach Effort will be going nationwide through 2018 and beyond to educate state and local jurisdictions, law enforcement, and key stakeholders on the CERRA Effort as well as assisting all of these stakeholders in participating in, and setting up, their own CERRA Access Programs.