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Topic Archive: Reducing Recidivism

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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More Than Just a Special Visit: Surrounded by Family, Colorado Inmates Train Puppies for Service

2/13/20 8:00 AM
For incarcerated individuals, family support can be key to successful reentry. The ability of inmates to share details of their lives — and their accomplishments as they progress toward the end of their sentences — can have a significant positive ...
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CoreCivic Community Highlight: El Paso Multi-Use Facility and El Paso Transitional Center

2/6/20 8:00 AM
In the far western part of Texas, in El Paso, you’ll find two CoreCivic Community facilities, within a short, one-minute walk from each other.
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On the Cutting Edge of Reentry in Colorado

1/30/20 8:00 AM
CoreCivic's Focus on Inmate Programming Creating Pathways Forward For individuals at CoreCivic's Crowley County Correctional Facility in Colorado, reentry isn't a buzzword – it's a lifestyle. From the first day an individual enters the facility, ...
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CoreCivic Partners with Persevere to Teach Inmates Computer Coding

1/16/20 8:00 AM
What kind of job training takes only 12-18 months to complete and can result in an annual salary of over $69,000? Web development, according to the most recent figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This area of computer coding is ...
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The Year in Review: CoreCivic's Progress in 2019

12/19/19 8:00 AM
By President and CEO Damon Hininger
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Inmate Students Earn College Degrees from Ashland University

11/25/19 8:00 AM
CoreCivic recently celebrated a new partnership with Ashland University at three Georgia facilities: Coffee Correctional Facility in Nicholls, Jenkins Correctional Center in Millen, and Wheeler Correctional Facility in Alamo. Now eligible inmates ...
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