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 

 

ARC VIDEO CHANNEL

I didn’t grow up thinking I would be all about prison, but once you get near it and you start to see the people that truly deserve another chance and they can’t get it.
— Patty Jenkins
“That trip is always going to stick with me. I’ve been to a lot of programs, a lot of places, and the moment you walk out of there, you feel like it didn’t work. But that for sure worked. I think people were fundamentally changed by it.”
— ARC Member Mylrell Miner on ARC's River Rafting Retreat

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LETTERS INSIDE

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