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...
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.
Facts About Recidivism
"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."
"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.