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.
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.
By 2013, spending on federal prisons increased to more than $6.7 billion.
More than 1 out of every 100 American adults is behind bars.
More than half of federal inmates are non-violent drug offenders.