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The first step in the recidivism process is the release of an individual from incarceration or completion of a previous sentence. Individuals frequently experience numerous challenges after being released, which can raise their risk of reoffending. These issues include having difficulties in finding a stable job, housing, reintegrating into society, and rebuilding personal relationships.
Many individuals who are released might not have the means and support systems needed for a successful reintegration. It may be difficult for individuals to overcome the challenges that contributed to their initial involvement in criminal behavior, especially if they have limited access to education, job training, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, and other supportive programs are crucial for successful reintegration.
A significant factor in recidivism is the difficulty individuals face in finding stable employment due to their criminal records. Lack of employment prospects might result in financial difficulties, which increases the likelihood for individuals to resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs.
The influence of peer groups can have a significant impact on an individual’s likelihood of reoffending. Recidivism rates may rise if an individual rejoins an environment that encourages or engages in criminal activity.
An individual’s capacity to properly address the underlying causes of their criminal behavior and reintegrate into society may be hindered by insufficient access to rehabilitation services like counseling, education, job training, and reentry support.
The reentry population has gained importance in recent years in discussions of social and criminal justice policy. The difficulties faced by those who are released from jail or other forms of incarceration and reintegrate into society are becoming more widely acknowledged.
Reentry populations often encounter significant obstacles, such as difficulty finding stable housing, securing gainful employment, and accessing essential services like healthcare and mental health support. These challenges contribute to the high rates of recidivism, where individuals return to the criminal justice system after their release.
Take Trips MES (Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually), based in Ossining, NY, was established in 2019 to bring awareness to the aftercare struggles of incarcerated youth of color. This population is not receiving real opportunities to excel when they are released from the incarceration system; Take Trips MES wants to change this. We want our youth to be equipped with tools that will allow them to make better decisions, and do the required work to be productive citizens. Our organization is designed to decrease the recidivism rate and increase the productivity rate.
Take Trips MES, will work tirelessly to reduce the recidivism rate of incarcerated and detention youth of color once they are released from the system; to provide them with adequate aftercare services.
Healing the hurt of detained and incarcerated youth of color once they transition back into society is not an easy task. This population is often in need of clothing, accessories, and other wearable items to maintain their freedom.
These items might be spare to you, but are essential to them obtaining and sustaining employment as they increase their productivity rate in their communities and beyond. The items that you donate will allow them to succeed. The donated items should go to the address listed below. Thank you for your kind generosity!
Please mail or deliver clean and boxed items to 135 South Highland Ave. 3B4, Ossining, NY 10562.
*Take Trips MES is a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit organization. EIN number is 85-0840436, we are a tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.
Benevity and Guidestar are Take Trips MES
Take Trips MES, will work tirelessly to reduce the recidivism rate of incarcerated and detention youth of color once they are released from the system; to provide them with adequate aftercare services. Aftercare services are vital for youth of color transitioning back into their communities from the incarceration and detention system. Click the DONATE NOW button to help Take Trips MES facilitate the necessary aftercare work for our youth to heal their hurt!