Tagged: Reentry programs

  • 4 strategies for providing second chances to previously incarcerated young people

    More than 650,000 people are released from state and federal prisons each year, and they can face significant challenges finding housing, employment and a welcome in their communities. For young people, encountering these obstacles is particularly devastating. Without access to opportunities to build skills for employment, and in the face of social stigma, young people are being set up to fail and may have limited choices other than to recidivate to survive. 

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  • Reentry in America

    One of the first things I learned as a probation/parole officer was that even when a person completes their sentence, it doesn’t always mean that their punishment is over. I served as a probation/parole officer for seven years, and I saw firsthand the lasting stigma of being involved with the justice system.

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