Education’s Role in Second Chance Month and National Reentry Week

By:
Sean Addie – Director of Correctional Training
Dr. Amy Loyd – Performing Assistant Secretary

This 7 days we
are signing up for our colleagues at the U.S. Section of Justice, companies throughout
the federal federal government, and our associates throughout the place to mark Nationwide
Reentry Week and raise up the critical get the job done currently being carried out to support folks
reentering modern society from incarceration. The 7 days also bookends 2nd Opportunity Thirty day period, and here at the Section of
Training, we recognize the pivotal purpose that schooling plays in assisting
people today rejoin and contribute to modern society.

Training can have a transformational affect on an individual’s lifestyle –– and schooling plays a essential purpose in easing an individual’s reentry from jail or prison back again into modern society. In a main review of those people produced from point out prisons, 94% of incarcerated grownups nearing release identified schooling as a key reentry require. According to a 2018 review funded by the Section of Justice and performed by the RAND Corporation, incarcerated folks who participated in superior-high-quality correctional schooling were 48% less probably to return to prison within a few decades than those people who did not participate in correctional schooling. Far more than 600,000 people today go away federal and point out prisons every single year, and our communities have a stake in making sure that those people folks equitably reenter modern society educated, geared up for significant work, reconnected with loved ones

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