Evidence-based Rehabilitation Works to Protect Our Communities:
California has an excessively high recidivism rate, with 65% of people returning within three years.
California needs to invest in evidence-based programs that we know work to reduce recidivism. Doing nothing will only create more victims, more costs to our prison system and an inevitable early release mandate from a federal judge.
Evidence shows that the more inmates are rehabilitated, the less likely they are to re-offend.
California needs a continuum of programming and more incentives for people to take part in programs while in prison.
The result will be people who have a groundwork in place to end the cycle of offending by the time they reach our neighborhoods under community supervision.
Less recidivism equals less victims and safer communities.
Click below to learn more about how Proposition 57 will begin putting this groundwork in place for California: