Ex-offenders need access to basic needs services

Introduction: Ex-offenders need access to basic needs services.

Thesis: Ex-offenders must have access to basic needs services in order to have a full integration back into the community.

  1. Having a successful transition takes organization
  2. Orientation is provided to offenders in regards to community services availability
  3. Paperwork processing is necessary to identify medical, and basic needs
  4. Paperwork is processed to established communication with parole agents
  5. Reducing the rate of re-offending takes a effort
  6. Services must match the need of the individual (high risk offenders must receive intensive services)
  7. Services should start by targeting the problematic needs that cause them to commit offenses
  8. Services need for cognitive behavioral treatments and treatment plans need to be established
  9. Offenders are getting release every day with alarming rates of return to prison within a short period of time.
  10. About 93% of offenders will return home after completing their sentence
  11. 650,000 individuals are released from prison each year
  12. By the 2000s about half successfully completed their term of supervision
  13. Offenders need preparations to return to their communities
  14. Offenders need to be prepare to address their need in housing, employment, substance abuse, and family (social support)
  15. Challenges, and the importance of maintaining employment
  16. Challenges and importance of locating stable housing , reuniting with family, having a strong social support networks
  17. Re-educational programs in violent offenders have demonstrated a reduction in violence
  18. Educational programs have proven to reduce levels of violence in the jails
  19. Participation in educational programs reduced violent reoffending after leaving jail
  20. Educational programs no offered on every jail, but they can save taxpayers $30,000 a year per person
  21. Community assistance is key to the success to prevent recidivism
  22. Ability to obtain employment contributes to perceptions that planning efforts were helpful
  23. Transitional housing, hallway houses, and emergency shelters play an important role to prevent homelessness
  24. Community based programs work the best in reintegrating offenders, they must use evidence-based practices in order to be able to get success
  25. Conclusion
  26. Offenders that receive a formal education before or after leaving prison are less chances to recidivism
  27. Many studies have proven that ex-offenders need community support and encouragement to succeed
  28. More re-entry programs that delivery new ways of thinking, commonsense, and a human touch might make all the difference




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