Helping Offenders Prosper through Employment
Our mission is to reduce recidivism in youth returning to the community from incarceration by helping them obtain employment.
We assume that:
1. Undergraduate students are uniquely qualified to serve as positive role models for youth in the justice system;
2. Collaboration among community organizations, facility service providers, and the family and guardians, promotes effective community reentry;
3. Comprehensive and sustained support during and after incarceration increases the youth's positive engagement in the community and protects against recidivism.
Many youth who have experience in juvenile correctional facilities return to their communities without the essential social and career skills that are needed to obtain and maintain a job.
Youth who are positively engaged in their communities, especially through employment, are less likely to be re-incarcerated but they need support to learn the necessary skills to obtain and maintain employment.