Check this out!
The National Employment Law Project (NELP), PolicyLink, and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights have teamed up to publish Expanding Opportunity: Employing the Formerly Incarcerated in the Green Economy, which provides the necessary information to enable efficient and equitable hiring of people with criminal records using Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) funds.


Why a job?
It costs the taxpayers in the State of Michigan between $35,000 and $45,000 to house one inmate for one year. Statistics prove that parolees who do not have a job and a support system in place within 30 days of their release have a two to one likelihood of re-offending.


Recidivism
Of the 11,000 inmates released from prison each year in the state of Michigan over 18% will return as parole violators within one year, and 45% will return to prison sometime within their parole period.


What can you do?
Contact us for more information on how you can help reduce recitivism and help ex-offenders find success when starting over.
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