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Topic Archive: Reducing Recidivism

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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Trousdale Celebrates First Graduates from Coding Program Persevere

4/8/21 8:00 AM
Reducing recidivism is at the heart of everything we do. Recently, Trousdale celebrated the graduation of nine individuals, four of whom were the first graduates at the facility to complete the Persevere program – a computer coding course ...
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Tackling Recidivism: CoreCivic CEO Joins Panel Discussion on Reentry

4/1/21 8:00 AM
April is Second Chance Month, a time to raise awareness of the challenges that face justice-involved individuals after incarceration. To kick things off, CoreCivic President and CEO Damon Hininger recently participated in a panel discussion ...
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Ministry through the Fence

3/18/21 8:11 AM
After the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, in-person gatherings, including religious services, were largely restricted throughout the United States to help reduce the spread of the virus. The difficulties experienced from those restrictions ...
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Coding Program Helps Former Inmate Launch Career after Release

2/4/21 8:00 AM
Research shows that about two-thirds of former inmates return to prison because they are unable to find employment, and consequently have higher chances of falling back into bad habits. Roy Yates, a formerly incarcerated individual at CoreCivic's ...
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Life after Release: Coding Program in Arizona Promotes Successful Reentry

1/21/21 7:50 AM
Employment is a fundamental building block for former inmates reentering society. Without basic necessities such as income and housing, it's easier for someone recently released from prison to fall into old habits, which could ultimately cause ...
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Job Skills Come with ‘Purpose, Pride and Peace’ at Crowley

1/14/21 8:00 AM
CoreCivic’s reentry programs are a catalyst for changing people’s 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 ...
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