The vast majority – 95% – of people currently in state prisons across the United States will return to their communities one day. When they do, too many struggle.
That’s why we launched research as part of Safe Streets & Second Chances in four states – Florida, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Texas – combining research-driven policy and services to help people re-enter society. Through our research, we’re closing the knowledge gap on how to create successful transitions for people from prison to our communities.
We’re focused on improving outcomes for everyone – making our streets safer and providing true opportunities for our nation’s individuals and families.
– Dr. Carrie Pettus-Davis, Author, and Executive Director, The Institute for Justice Research and Development, Florida State University