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There is help for the formally incarcerated to avoid recidivism. 

The Voice of Hope is a nonprofit that encourages hope and freedom for the marginalized to prevent exploitation.


The Voice of Hope encourages

effective anti-recidivism practices, humane living opportunities, and the promotion of community involvement to support efforts within the community.

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What TVOH is about...

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What our "average" client looks like?

  • Average age is 33

  • 60% single, never married

  • 43% less than high school education

  • 80% moderate risk to society

  • 88% have past history of substance abuse

Our Program is trauma-informed

We operate under these principles:

Safety trustworthiness, transparency peer support collaboration, mutuality empowerment voice, and choice.

We offer integrated treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse.

We focus upon attention to cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, and case management content areas, as well as attention to therapist processes.

Our Program Offers

Substance Abuse Programming

Sober Living

Life Skills

Finance Lessons

Transportation Options

Legal Aid

Facts About Recidivism

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"Each year, more than 600,000 individuals are released from state and federal prisons. Another nine million are released from local jails. Within three years of their release, two out of three former prisoners are rearrested and more than 50% are incarcerated again. This process of previously convicted criminals reoffending and reentering the prison system is known as recidivism." 


"Successful reintegration is not just a concern for those who return from prison: it is also a matter of public safety and economic necessity. Accordingly, a criminal justice system that emphasizes incarceration but does not support the journey home does a disservice to the formerly incarcerated as well as to the public. Reducing recidivism is critical for community safety; providing effective rehabilitation and skill development for those incarcerated and formerly incarcerated is critical to strengthening households and the economy."


"Compared to the rest of the world, every U.S. state relies too heavily on prisons and jails to respond to crime."

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"After all, the rate of recidivism in Norway is only 20%, the lowest in the world. This means that the country is able to rehabilitate 80% of its prisoners, way more than the American reality as, in comparison, the rate of recidivism in the USA is 60%, meaning that only 4 out of 10 prisoners do not re-offend."

Meet the Founder of TVOH

Michael Harvey is the Founder and Executive Director of The Voice of Hope. Michael has used his past situations of poverty, exploitation, and eventual incarceration, to help others who have experienced similar situations. Michael has used his past to not define who is today, but to utilize these experiences to help others and break the cycle of recidivism and abuse.

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Learn about The Voice of Hope from Michael

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Refactoring the Mass Incarceration System | Building Hope & Transparency through Technology

Refactoring the Mass Incarceration System | Building Hope & Transparency through Technology

The Last Mile is a non-profit breaking the mass incarceration cycle by combating recidivism through in-person education and post-release mentorship, focused on coding and software engineering. The Last Mile's returned citizen alumni, maintain 0% recidivism. Chris Redlitz, the co-founder of the organization, and Jason Jones, Remote Instruction Manager and alumni of the program will both be joining this 🎬 LIVE 🎬 episode of Data Binge Podcast to talk through the challenges facing the formerly incarcerated and system impacted people in our country, and the solutions and partnerships that are creating refreshed narratives and new opportunities for these new citizens, and their families. The discussion will include the following topics: ✴️ The particular problem that The Last Mile is trying to solve, and the real impact driven through creating hope and transparency in the lives of the formerly incarcerated and system impacted - real stories of hope, innovation, and humanity. ✴️ Technology and social innovation, as drivers for life long change - how skill development and mentorships can pivot mindsets, and add humanizing aspects of language and vision that redefine student and new citizen potential ✴️ Breaking generalizations and known stereotypes, and the simplicity of driving impact through conscious acts of kindness and acknowledgement - how to partner with the TLM, and what we can all do to incrementally re-factor our challenged systems. Thank you for watching! You can subscribe to the podcast for more episodes centered around the human relationship with technology at ____

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