The Anti-Recidivism Coalition provides a support network for formerly incarcerated young men and women, and advocates for fairer criminal justice policies.


what is recidivism?

(noun)  |  re·cid·i·vism  |  \ri-ˈsi-də-ˌvi-zəm\

 

1.   A RETURN TO INCARCERATION, FOLLOWING RELEASE FROM PRISON OR JAIL.

2.   THE FAILURE OF OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM TO REHABILITATE RETURNING CITIZENS AND KEEP OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE.


We believe that every individual should have the chance to thrive.
We fight to reduce recidivism in the following ways:

INREACH

Creating hope and nurturing positive cultural change in our prisons and detention facilities

SUPPORT & MENTORING

Offering guidance and care to returning individuals to help them navigate the challenges of reentry

HOUSING, JOBS & EDUCATION

Building resilience by providing stable housing, high-quality jobs, and educational opportunities

POLICY ADVOCACY

Expanding participation of system-involved young people and their families in justice reform efforts 

 
 

The ARC Video Channel

“When I do this it’s open-heartedly. I don’t know who this person is, why he’s getting out, why he was arrested, why he did so much time. But I’m saying, you know what? Regardless of what happened, I’m here.”
— ARC Member Carlos Cervantes on the Ride Home Program