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The long-term impact of a criminal record can keep many people from getting a job, a place to live, and a stable lifestyle. Without supports, many relapse into criminal behavior. We study programs and approaches to prevent rearrest, reconviction, and return to prison after release and help people change their behavior to re-enter society successfully. These initiatives aim to reduce recidivism as well as high correctional costs through improvements in health, family relationships, job skills, education, finances, and other key factors.
Modeling Successful Reentry Practices in Colorado
Mathematica in partnership with the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) Division of Adult Parole and the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab (Colorado Lab) will leverage an existing data set to examine ways to target reentry services so that they can best help reduce incarceration across the state.
Connecting Inmates to Public Workforce Services Prior to Release: The Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release Grants
This study looks at whether focused activities and increased coordination between the public workforce system and local correctional facilities prior to release may substantially improve employment outcomes for former inmates.