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