Safe Streets & Second Chances

An innovative, scientific approach to reducing recidivism

Millions of American families struggle with the consequences of ineffective criminal justice policies. While American prisons excel at punitive measures, they fail society once individuals are released due to a failure to adequately rehabilitate them.

Safe Streets & Second Chances is an innovative program that takes an evidence-driven approach to the chronic issues of repeat offenders and recidivism, using academic research to craft individualized reentry plans that shift the ultimate measure of success from whether individuals are punished to whether these individuals are improved, rehabilitated, and capable of redemption.

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our system fails two
out of three

is that acceptable?

If two-thirds of public school students dropped out, or two-thirds of all bridges built collapsed within three years, would citizens tolerate it?

But that is exactly what is happening all across the U.S. in our prison systems.

- Newt Gingrich

$6.7

billion

By 2013, spending on federal prisons increased to more than $6.7 billion.

The Pew Charitable Trusts, “Federal Prison System Shows Dramatic Long-Term Growth” (February 2015).

1/100

adults

More than 1 out of every 100 American adults is behind bars.

The Washington Post, 08/13/2013

>50%

inmates

More than half of federal inmates are non-violent drug offenders.

We use academic research partnership to refine a model of interventions during and post-incarceration

Mental Health Supports
Treatment programs for drug and alcohol abuse
Educational programs and trainings, including literacy
Vocational programs and training, including pathways to meaningful employment
Underlying motivations and factors that contribute to criminal behavior
Telemedicine and telecommuting for rural populations
We support redemption for the men, women, families, and communities that are devastated by ineffective and financially burdensome criminal justice policies.

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