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Topic Archive: Reducing Recidivism

Supporting Residents in Recovery

10/15/21 8:00 AM
For many justice-involved individuals, substance abuse can hinder rehabilitation and serve as a barrier to successful reentry. That’s why CoreCivic offers a variety of programs that help those in our care take control of their substance use ...
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CoreCivic Celebrates Graduation of More Than 125 Students in September

10/7/21 8:00 AM
The COVID-19 pandemic has hindered programming efforts in correctional facilities nationwide. However, it hasn’t stopped CoreCivic from continuing to find ways to offer important, life-changing services to those in our care, including educational ...
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Reentry Planning from Day One: CoreCivic Sets High Standard for Reducing Recidivism

9/23/21 8:00 AM
A study published by the RAND Corporation found that on average, individuals who participate in education programs while incarcerated have 43 percent lower odds of returning to prison. Additionally, the study found that every dollar spent on ...
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CoreCivic Instructor Promotes Positivity as Catalyst for Change

9/9/21 8:00 AM
For 50 years, Katherline Maclin has been a positive force for change in every classroom she’s taught in — whether a pre-school, a high school or a prison.
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Making Change Possible at Northeast Ohio

8/19/21 8:00 AM
The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus is credited as saying, “The only constant in life is change.” And CoreCivic’s Northeast Ohio Correctional Center has been making change possible for people since 1997.
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New Culinary Program at Lake Erie Cooks Up Favor with Residents

8/12/21 8:00 AM
Finding steady employment is just one of the many barriers to reentry that returning citizens face upon their release. That's why CoreCivic is committed to providing those in our care with opportunities to further their education and learn ...
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Employment Success at Cheyenne

7/29/21 8:00 AM
Employment is one of the top barriers to reentry. Without gainful employment upon reentry, returning citizens can be at a higher risk of returning to bad habits and recidivating as a result. That's why staff at CoreCivic's Cheyenne Transitional ...
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CoreCivic HVAC Program Gave Steven a Second Chance

7/8/21 8:00 AM
After leaving prison, formerly incarcerated individuals often have trouble finding work due to the stigma of incarceration, lack of experience, or both. Employment, or more specifically the inability to find it, can be a significant barrier to ...
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Breaking the Cycle: The Role of Fatherhood in Successful Reentry

6/17/21 8:00 AM
Fathers play a critical role in the lives and development of their children. In fact, children who have a positive father figure in their lives are less likely to be involved in criminal behavior and are more likely to succeed in school and ...
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Creating Long-Lasting Change: Evidence-Based Practices at CoreCivic

6/10/21 8:00 AM
At CoreCivic, we offer integrated reentry services that follow Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) used by the National Institute of Corrections. These principles guide our work to incorporate reentry-supporting activities that support lasting, ...
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Meet James Stogner: CoreCivic's New Director of Chaplaincy

6/3/21 8:00 AM
Faith provides a sense of purpose for many incarcerated individuals, and there is evidence to suggest that incarcerated people who participate in faith-based programs are less likely to return to prison. As CoreCivic's new director of Chaplaincy, ...
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CoreCivic's Zero Tolerance Policy: Q&A with Chief Development Officer Tony Grande

5/27/21 8:55 AM
At CoreCivic, we're committed to reducing recidivism and helping those in our care succeed after they're released. We are also committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethical behavior as outlined in our Code of Conduct. As part of this, ...
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Reentry Goals: Progress at CoreCivic since 2014

4/29/21 8:00 AM
At CoreCivic, we're committed to helping those in our care work through the underlying issues that brought them to prison and give them the tools they need to successfully reenter society upon release. We're proud of the progress we've made, but ...
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Inmates at Northwest New Mexico Facility Earn College Degrees

4/22/21 8:00 AM
When it comes to correctional education, one may think of student-inmates earning a high school diploma or vocational certificate. While this is true, there are also inmates in correctional facilities today who are taking their education to the ...
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Second Chance Month: Honoring Our Commitment to Reducing Recidivism

4/15/21 8:00 AM
By Daren Swenson, vice president of Reentry Partnerships and Innovation at CoreCivic In recent years, the federal government has officially designated the month of April as Second Chance Month. It's a time to raise public awareness about the need ...
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