Our approach has been proven to work, and the organization has recently been recognized at the national level by the U.S. Department of Justice as an industry leader in emerging best practices. Our programs boast a 6% recidivism rate among our clients. This rate of re-incarceration is 60% lower than the national average, and 75% lower than the Erie County average. This astounding rate mixed with our novel, person-based approach has caught the attention of the National Institute of Justice and is being studied for implementation on a nation-wide scale.
Our team of social workers, mental health counselors, legal professionals, and criminal justice reform experts utilize a Critical Time Intervention model and integrate evidence-based practices and trauma centered healing into their everyday work. We provide intensive case management focused on immediately providing the most basic physiological and safety needs for our clients as defined by Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs.
Clients are given numerous resources and intensive support while they learn to reenter their communities as employees, family members, and neighbors.