Social Justice Network's mission is to build a digital resource platform that educates, empowers and uplifts communities directly impacted by the criminal legal system. Our focus is on transforming communities devastated by mass incarceration using technology-driven education tools that lead to transformative change and healing. Contact us to learn more about how to support our organization, join our network of resource partners, and expand our educational resources to help those with conviction histories move beyond the bondage of living with this societal stigma.
At the end of 2016, 1.5 million persons were under the jurisdiction of state or federal prisons or in county jails. A majority of these persons, close to 95 percent, will return to their community. In September of 2021, the US Bureau of Justice reported that 77% of those leaving prison recidivate and are back behind bars within 10 years. The evidence suggests a pivot to an ecosystem approach to reentry is needed to more effectively support the growing population of those with conviction histories.
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