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Without adequate housing  and  a comprehensive support system, 60% of those released commit new crimes in our neighborhoods within 6 months to 3 years after being released and sent back to prison.  This squeezes additional funds from state budgets to re-incarcerate the same people over and over again.   Lack of housing for this population contributes to more crime, chronic unemployment and more substance abuse.  An increase in crime poses a threat to public safety and quality of life.   Lack of housing adds to the homeless population and traps people in a cycle of deep poverty. 


Most low level non violent offenders are incarcerated for a minor drug offense.  The cost to the state and the social cost of this policy are staggering.  For example, many low level offenders held jobs and were taking care of their kids prior to incarceration.  Therefore not only is millions in taxable income from this group lost during incarceration for a low level offense, child support payments and restitution also go unpaid to the point where most released low level non violent offenders have between $10,000 and $40,000 in debt.  This puts the family in jeopardy, children suffer, increases the need for state subsidies such as food stamps, creates more homeless and more poverty.   The United States spends $258 million dollars a day on foster care.  $70 million a day of that goes directly to care for children of incarcerated parents.  


Through strong community support and innovative ideas, Primary Group Inc and the Breaking Barriers Network is partnering with communities and other organizations across this country to create "Pathways-To-Success Development Centers".  Studies show that when ex offenders receive the proper support, chances for a successful re-integration back into society are very high.  Families can be reunited, new taxpayers are contributing , recidivism rates decrease and self supportive citizens are created. 


After 12 months of successful counseling, mentoring, training and employment qualified client can move into apartment style quarters with their families while still participating in the program.  After 2-3 years of successful integration home ownership is now possible.

 

Upon release, ex offenders have few options for employment.  It cost  taxpayers $22,000 - $50,000 to incarcerate in individual for one year.  It doesn't make much fiscal sense to  continue to spend that amount of taxpayer dollars to incarcerate individuals that have been arrested for possession of microscopic quantities of drugs.  Building "Pathways-To-Success Development Centers" for this population will dramatically increase the changes for successful integration, create self supportive citizens and dramatically reduce recidivism.


Solving the problem is much cheaper Creating alternative programs to solve the problem is much cheaper and much more productive to society and our economy.  Everyone from the most fiscal conservative to the most liberal taxpayer has an incentive to solve this crisis.  It is much cheaper and more productive to support a program that offers a comprehensive program including housing that produces successful integration.  The benefits and success of this program.   are enormous   

 

It dosen’t make fiacal sense to spend that much of taxpayer dollars for a microscopic amount of drugs.   and new prisonsAdequate housing for this population along with a comprehensive support system dramatically increases the chances for successful reintegration, creates self supportive citizens, less crime is committed and a substantial reduction in recidivism. 

 

Released offenders faceAdequate housing facilities is the cornerstone of helping ex offenders become productive members of society.

 

 along with most ex offenders are trapped in an atmosphere of chronic unemployment, homelessness, substance abuse and an increase in crime.  By continually forcing more and more people into these catergories, this system is creating more homeless, more unemployed, more drug use and an increase in crime as 60%

 

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