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The Faith-Based Beneficiary Choice Program: A Path to Employment for Young Ex-Offenders

2007-2011
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U.S. Department of Labor

Each year more than 650,000 inmates are released from federal and state prisons and return to their communities and families. Without help, many return to criminal activity—the U.S. Department of Justice estimates that two-thirds will be charged with new crimes within three years of their release. This study evaluated the Beneficiary Choice Contracting Program, a demonstration to help young, recently released ex-offenders get employed and stay free of crime with the help of faith-based and community organizations providing individualized support.

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