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Topic Archive: Reducing Recidivism

Trousdale Turner Celebrates First In-Person Graduation since Pandemic

9/17/20 8:00 AM
At CoreCivic, education is an important building block in our goal toward reducing recidivism, and graduation ceremonies are a way to celebrate an important milestone in the lives of those in our care. However, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in ...
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Reentry Professionals Rise Above Challenges amid COVID-19

9/10/20 8:00 AM
By Matt Moore, Senior Director, Reentry Services: The way we live and work has changed in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet the reentry professionals at CoreCivic have accepted the challenges placed before us, and risen above them with ...
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Life after Release: Program Pairs Life Coach and Technology to Help Returning Citizens Succeed

8/27/20 8:00 AM
A program at Northwest New Mexico Correctional Facility is making strides to help former inmates transition back into society. Go Further Release is a pilot initiative to help former inmates find all the help they need to get back on their feet ...
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The Top 10 Barriers to Reentry, and How CoreCivic is Helping

7/30/20 8:00 AM
CoreCivic offers a variety of programs to help the inmates and residents in our care prepare for reentry. As part of this preparation, our reentry professionals work with each individual to address his or her unique barriers to reentry and help ...
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Reentry Centers in Virginia Focus on Residents during Pandemic

7/23/20 8:00 AM
On the east coast of Virginia is a port town about as old as America itself. Newport News, Virginia, sits near the James River, and is a thriving shipping community as well as a joint installment for the U.S. Air Force and Army. About 25 miles ...
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CoreCivic Offers Flexible Learning Amid Pandemic

7/16/20 8:00 AM
With the global pandemic creating strict social distancing protocols, educators everywhere are innovating to make sure students aren't left behind. Much like schools have had to adapt to this new normal, correctional educators are working hard to ...
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Men of Valor: Using Faith to Reduce Recidivism

6/25/20 8:00 AM
"Without a reentry component, it's very hard for [these men] to assimilate back to society. But once we add that reentry component, where they can slowly return back to society in a safe, comfortable way… the recidivism rate goes down to 8%." ...
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Dismas House Opens New Campus, Increases Accommodations by 80%

5/28/20 11:21 AM
While COVID-19 forced the Nashville community to shelter at home, Dismas House opened a brand new campus capable of helping 80% more formerly incarcerated men get back on track than its former location could. The CoreCivic Foundation is proud to ...
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Faith Over Fear: CoreCivic Chaplains Provide Guiding Light During COVID-19

5/21/20 10:05 AM
COVID-19 threatens the physical health of those who come in contact with the virus. But often forgotten are the effects the pandemic can have on an individual's mental and spiritual health. For corrections and detention facilities, these concerns ...
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CoreCivic Releases Annual ESG Report Outlining Five Year Outcomes of Groundbreaking Reentry Commitments

5/13/20 4:35 PM
CoreCivic has released its annual ESG Report this week, highlighting five year outcomes of unprecedented reentry commitments made in 2014. The report is CoreCivic's second ESG effort, having released the industry's first ESG Report in 2019. The ...
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Second Chance Month: How Education Provides a Second Chance for Justice-Involved Individuals

4/9/20 4:41 PM
By Michelle Cotter, Director of Educational Resources at CoreCivic Research shows that general education and vocational training programs are critical in preparing the justice-involved to successfully reenter their communities. In fact, inmates ...
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Faith-Based Programs at Crowley Help People Find Inner Peace, Inspire Change

3/12/20 12:18 PM
Research shows that faith-based programming is a critical piece of an individual's overall success following reentry. WATCH how staff at CoreCivic’s Crowley County Correctional Facility in Olney Springs, Colorado, collaborate with community ...
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Retirees, Career Beginners Alike Find Fresh Start Working for CoreCivic

3/5/20 8:00 AM
Corrections is among the most challenging, but also rewarding professions. CoreCivic is proud to employ a diverse group of people, from those just starting out in corrections to others who have decades of experience. In Colorado, a group of ...
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Furthering Our Reentry Mission

2/27/20 8:00 AM
By Matt Moore, Senior Director of Reentry Services I joined CoreCivic in September as the senior director of Reentry Services. While new to CoreCivic, I’m not new to corrections; I have more than 30 years of experience in this industry. I’ve ...
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Job Skills Come with ‘Purpose, Pride and Peace’ at CoreCivic’s Crowley Facility

2/20/20 8:00 AM
CoreCivic’s reentry programs are a catalyst for changing lives. This is especially true at Crowley County Correctional Facility in Colorado, where two programs offer participants the chance to give back to their community and fellow inmates while ...
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