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It has proved to be extremely difficult for ex-offenders to reintegrate into the society without proper re-entry programs. Indeed statistics indicate that over 75 percent of those discharged re-offend and return to prison in less than five years. This worrying trend has been a wake-up call to the government, nonprofits, privates organizations, and community.
Reentry programs help former offenders conquer financial, housing, clothing, nutritional, and employment challenges. As a result, the programs reduce recidivism ( the act of repetitive offending). In addition, the programs help ex-offenders fight social dishonor and thus freely mingle with the others members of the society.
In short, this page entails;
Ways to overcome employment challenges among those with criminal histories,
How and where ex-offenders can gain access to both mental and physical health,
Tips for landing to subsidized or public houses and eventually avoid homelessness
Embracing education as a tool to combat re-offending and a propeller to secure well-paying employment opportunities,
Recidivism on its own affects public safety and is very costly to the taxpayer. Taxpayers’ money that otherwise was to be budgeted for other equally important government projects. Again, it worries the community every time a released prisoner is roaming around. It is only effective re-entry programs that can solve all the above barriers.