More than four in ten offenders nationwide return to state prison within three years of their release despite a massive increase in state spending on prisons, according to State of Recidivism: The Revolving Door of America's Prisons, a Pew report.
Statistics also show that 30% of adult offenders released form state prisons are re-arrested within the first six months of their release. Needless to say, the recidivism rate has a huge impact on Maryland taxpayer's pocketbooks.
Reaching out to you, Inc. is a faith-based non-profit organization committed to help former-inmates re-enter society and become valuable citizens to our community.
Jesus said in Matthew 25:36 " I was naked and you clothed me,I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me".
It is our mission to address the social and spiritual needs of ex-offenders and help them make the transition back into main stream society a success. .
How do we help ex-offenders?
If you are an ex-offender returning to our community, first we would like to welcome you and tell you that you are a valuable member of our community and that we are happy to have you with us. Reaching out to you can be a tremendous resource for you. Our goal is to take your God-given skill set and help you apply it for the good. You indeed have God-given skill and we would love to work on it together for the good of our community. We will provide you with practical assistance and spiritual guidance. We believe in you and believe that God has a great plan for your life, he says in his word
The story of Mark on the Justice Department website may sound familiar to you :"Mark is a 31-year-old man who has served seven years in Prison for robbery charges and has been incarcerated twice before for possession of a controlled substance. Mark was granted parole but does not have a place to live and is looking for shelter space or will be staying with past associates who still use drugs. Mark has no money and no marketable job skills or training. He does not know who to turn to in order to stay clean, find a stable job, and succeed in the community".