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Of the 27.5% of returning citizens who recidivated in Ohio in 2015, how many re-offended because they felt they had no other way of supporting themselves or their families?
- For over 40 years, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (Cleveland, OH) has been providing re-entry services, including job training, for individuals returning from incarceration.
- 90% of those who graduate from LMM's job readiness programs, many of whom have a history with the criminal justice system, go on to find long-term employment.
- Yet for those recently released from prison, waiting to earn an income until completing a training program can be a significant challenge.
Prison Education and Reentry
Lindsay, Andrea, "Chopping for Change" (2016). Learning Showcase 2016: A Celebration of Discovery, Transformation and Success. 39.