Research has shown two things to be true. According to the ACLU, more than 75% of formerly incarcerated Americans will be re-arrested within five years of release. Also, nearly 75% of formerly incarcerated individuals find themselves jobless a year after release. In fact, research has found that unemployment is the single most important predictor of recidivism. We’ve taken up arms to fight these statistics with research and development to deploy VocationalDNA for use in correctional facilities training and education programs. Why? Because re-incarceration is vastly more costly than providing in-facility education and training programs, and education reduces recidivism by increasing the likelihood of post-release employment. With adequate skills and meaningful direction for career fit, former inmates form a pool of highly successful employees. Providing education and training with VocationalDNA as a road map to career fits after release empowers and prepares former offenders to live in a way that benefits themselves and our communities.
Primary benefits for reentry and correctional facilities:
- All the benefits for Adults & Workforce Agencies PLUS:
- Adding VocationalDNA to existing training programs will help skeptical employers see candidates more as assets by affirming career fit.