Every year, 650,000 individuals are released from prison in the United States. In the near future the number is expected to rise to 1.2 million. Of those released, statistics confirm that two-thirds will commit additional crimes and return to prison shortly after their initial release. This failure in prison reform comes at great expense to society not only in increased crime, but increased tax and spending. In recent years, the government has recognized this dilemma and called upon the faith-based community to partner with them in creating reentry programs aimed at reducing recidivism. In some circumstances the government is solely the financer of the program and in others it is also helping to deliver services. The programs profiled here offer a stimulating example of successful faith-based/government collaborations.
"The Role of Faith-Based/Government Partnerships in Prisoner Reentry,"
SPNA Review: Vol. 4
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/spnareview/vol4/iss1/2