What characteristics of a Californian employment reentry program are the most effective in reducing recidivism?


by : 
Ahshima S.


The American prison system currently has work-based programs to assist prisoners in reform and reintegrating into society. However, once released, the formerly incarcerated lack connections to employment opportunities to aid their societal survival. Currently, there is a need for research into work-based programs outside of prison which may help connect the formerly incarcerated to employment opportunities. This research project aims to discover characteristics of post-incarceration work-based programs that help the formerly incarcerated access job opportunities in which lower recidivism rates are tangible, and they acknowledge their essential contributions to society.