Combating Recidivism Through Education

The recidivism rate drops when the formerly incarcerated are properly educated and prepared with job skills. Often, these men and women also are held back in their pursuit of meaningful work by a variety of obstacles including injustices in the justice system, a lack of career and skill pathways, societal bias, and, often, a lack of personal networks. We talk about programs that trying to give the formerly incarcerated equal access to opportunity.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Equity
Level: Deep Understanding