What does it take to reduce recidivism?

Recidivism is often used to measure the success of intervention programs. The RAND Corporation recently published, Providing Another Changed: Resetting Recidivism Risk in Criminal Background Checks, which proposes the novel reset principle can guide more accurate recidivism risk prediction for criminal background checks. Employers, landlords, and volunteer organizations routinely conduct criminal background checks to identify […]

Voting Rights

New voting opportunities

“Starting July 27, 2022, an individual serving a felony sentence who is not in jail or prison may register to vote and vote. An individual must also have resided in North Carolina for at least 30 days prior to the election, be a U.S. citizen, and be at least 18 years old by the next […]

Next steps to a true second chance

First, it was “banning  the box” from job and rental applications.  Further steps need to be made to create fresh starts.  Thank you to the Charlotte Observer for  sharing the need for expungement reform: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article260550087.html#storylink=mainstage_lead