Education, training, and resources to successfully reintegrate
The US Department of Justice estimates that at least 95% of individuals who are incarcerated in State corrections facilities will be released. Unfortunately, more than two-thirds of those released are likely to be re-arrested within three years due to a lack of training, reintegration skills, and employment opportunities. With ViaPath Technologies tablets in correctional facilities across the U.S., incarcerated individuals can access the necessary training and other curricula needed in preparation for reintegration and in finding and securing employment.
We currently support almost 500,000 incarcerated learners across the United States who have completed more than 13,900,000 learning hours.
Providing access to education for incarcerated individuals is a cost-effective way to break the cycle of incarceration. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 41% of incarcerated individuals have not received a high school diploma or equivalent degree, compared to just 18% of the general population.
Learn more about the impact of self-paced, academic and vocational education.
On average, incarcerated individuals who participated in education programs while incarcerated were 43% less likely to recidivate than those who did not. They also had a 13% higher chance of obtaining employment post-release than those who did not.
Completing online workforce training programs on ViaPath tablets prepare incarcerated learners for hands-on training and certification when released.
Learn more about our efforts to empower returning citizens through education.
Technology expands access to programs that reduce future reoffending such as education, employment, and substance use, while developing digital literacy. ViaPath’s secure digital tablets permit inmates to participate in reintegration programs on a flexible schedule and participate in programs according to their specific needs and competency level. Thus, gaining technology skills while focusing on key areas that reduce reoffending and better prepare them for release.
Learn more about how digital literacy impacts prospects for returning citizens.
In addition to training, returning citizens need all the same support everyone does – employment, housing, health care. We have partnered with Parks Insurance to offer insurance to formerly incarcerated and their families.
Parks Insurance is currently covering 15,000 formerly incarcerated individuals with a reach of over 1,000,000 eligible Americans nationwide.