Resources Available for Incarcerated and Their Families
With rising levels of incarceration in the United States, new methods to reduce recidivism within the justice system is ongoing through the efforts of researchers and experts. When studying reoffenders, the study of family relationships is often an integral component in predicting repeat criminal behavior among formerly incarcerated individuals. Encouraging strong familial ties can produce lasting impact among the incarnated and can help deter future incidents of crime.
To help bolster the relationships between imprisoned men and women and their families, “Circle Groups” were created to offer the strong family support needed to reintegrate into society. Those without family integration are at a greater risk for criminal relapse.
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