WHAT IS KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL REENTRY TO SOCIETY
Statistics have proven that the key ingredients to success are:
Preparation (Pre-Release Programs) and Aftercare (Post-Release Programs).
There are Four vital things for an inmate's successful transition:
1. Pre-Release Preparation
2. A safe place to parole to
3. A job and/or assistance with college
4. Ongoing support
CRI's Pre-Release Program
Our program was developed after our President and CFO realized that the work that they had been doing for many years with inmates at San Quentin was doing a good job, but that the need was so much greater and what these men really needed was a full and well balanced Pre and Post Release program. In 2008 CRI's Empowered Reentry Program was born. A program with an extensive curriculum, personalized case management, parole planning and quarterly reviews.
Our CRI Empowered Reentry Program graduated its first class on January 17th of 2014 after 27 months of programming and individual case management. In May of 2015 we started out next two-year class at San Quentin State Prison and this time we took twice as many clients due to the need and men who qualified.
CRI's Post-Release Program
As part of our personalized case management we match our clients with a "safe place" for them to return to. We also offer any and all assistance required upon their release for their reentry to be successful and we provide lifelong support.
Our volunteers have been assisting men in their transition from San Quentin to the streets for over 14 years. Our first client is now a successful Civil Engineer, another recently finished working as a plumbing supervisor on the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, another works for the City of Richmond and takes young men from opposing gangs to places like the UN and Africa. All the men whose lives we are blessed to be a part of on the outside are contributing members of society who are continually giving back.
At this time CRI's recidivism rate stands at 0%
Let a few of the men we have helped tell you in their own words what our program means to them
- please view the video below
Our current home can only hold 6 men but that is a savings of
$324,000.00 per year
We have 74 men in our program - imagine the savings if each and everyone of them could return to a solid reentry program at a CRI Reentry House*
*CRI's Reentry Home is for graduates of our Pre-Release Program