Presents data related to the myths and facts surrounding sex offenders returning to their communities and describes the role of treatment and community support in preventing recidivism.
Reentry and Reintegration
"Central Arkansas ReEntry Coalition is a group of concerned agencies and citizens which began working working collaboratively in 2009 to assist citizens returning from incarceration to Lonoke and Pulaski Counties as they reenter society and reconnect with family while starting over in order to lead productive lives ... The Coalition’s Strategic Plan calls for changing prejudice and fear by helping society see returning citizens as humans with dignity, feelings, and rights as a major goal for the coalition.
Little Rock , AR
"CLAIM offers legal services on family law to incarcerated mothers, formerly incarcerated mothers and caregivers of children whose parents are incarcerated" whose cases are in Illinois. CLAIM visits women incarcerated in Illinois and runs classes in facilities.
60642 Chicago , IL
A report on an innovative approach to applying the principles of restorative justice to work with child sex offenders. The circles succeeded in reducing recidivism among participating offenders.
"Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc. works to achieve the restoration of all the rights and attributes of citizenship among people in prison or jail and those who have been released in collaboration with other community and faith based organizations at each of the overlapping phases of the community integration process.
"This work includes advocacy on all levels, preventive efforts targeting at-risk youth and efforts to the strengthen individuals, families and personal relationships affected by experiences with the criminal justice system."
11413 New York , NY
New York US
"Founded in 1999, the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate the overuse of the criminal justice system and advance community health and safety." The Coalition is comprised of "people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families and allies of both." CCJRC does work to "advocate and organize for public safety strategies that are more holistic, effective and just."
80204 Denver , CO
CPA works in Conneticut to provide programs for juveniles and adults that seek to provide opportunities for healing, training, and transformation to people in the criminal justice system. CPA recognizes that, "for many, change is hard because of the complex issues they face." CPA seeks to respond individually and attentively to these complex issues to support individuals in changing their lives. They provide a variety of programs to over 10,000 adults and youth in Conneticut each year.
06106 Hartford , CT
Community Works is a restorative justice arts organization. They seek to use bring together the community through art to "heal from the impact of incarceration and the behaviors leading up to it "create social and institutional change to better meet the needs of incarcerated individuals, their children and their families." They have a variety of programs both in prisons and jails and in the community for individuals and families experiencing incarceration or re-entering.
94609 Oakland , CA
The Council on Crime and Justice in a Minneapolis, MN-based criminal and social justice organization . From the website: "We seek a criminal justice system that is equitable and just, treats people with compassion and dignity, and allows for second chances, creating a safe and thriving community. We ground our work in direct advocacy, inform it with rigorous research and evaluation, power it with legal expertise, and implement it by bringing the community together."
55415 Minnaepolis , MN