IS 31% HIGHER THAN
THE NATIONAL AVERAGE
Project Restart is a collaborative effort comprised of several Atlanta Area nonprofit partners, a financial institution and other agencies working toward one common goal: To reduce recidivism through providing a second chance for success. This is accomplished through providing participants who have a criminal record the opportunity to complete a multi-week self-exploration and training program.
Upon participants completing the first phase of fundamental programming, each participant then commits to one of three pathways: Education, Employment or Entrepreneurship. After the second phase of programming is completed, participants will be matched with a mentor who will provide guidance and support. During the final phase of the program, participants have the opportunity to pitch for capital that will be used to finance their goals.
This program is based on best practices and includes exploration of cognitive behavioral therapy, financial education, entrepreneurship training, mentorship, general life skills and connectivity to valuable supportive community services most needed by participants.
THE HARD TRUTH
200,000 PEOPLE IN GEORGIA ARE ON PROBATION, 321% HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE
IS THE APPROXIMATE RATE OF RECIDIVISM IN GEORGIA
OF GEORGIANS HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD
Mass incarceration has become a staggering problem in the U.S. since the 1980's. This social issue has disproportionately impacted low-income communities of color. Over 60% of people incarcerated in the U.S. are people of color.
According to the 2010 Bureau of Justice statistics, Black Americans are jailed at approximately the same rate as Mexicans, Canadians, Americans, and members of all 28 Nation States of the European Union combined.
Although, bi-partisan legislation including the First Step Act (FSA) have been enacted, there is still extensive work that needs to be done in order to decrease incarceration rates and to reduce recidivism of disenfranchised populations.
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