Helping Ex-Offenders Return to Their Communities: An Interview with Roger Jarjoura
More than nine million individuals are released from correctional facilities annually, and the transition home is not always easy. Many face numerous obstacles including poverty, drug abuse, family dysfunction, and lack of access to services and treatment. Failure to reconnect can mean that many end up back in prison: 68 percent of those released are incarcerated again within five years. How can education play a role in helping ex-offenders stay out of the justice system?
AIR expert Roger Jarjoura shares his insights in this Q&A.