December 20, 2018
For nonviolent ex-offenders, this hands-on approach appears to have paid off.
Only 31.1 percent of nonviolent ex-offenders who received America Works’ enhanced training were arrested during the 18 to 36 months in which they were tracked, compared with 50 percent of similar participants who received standard training from differing work programs.
Prison-To-Work: The Benefits of Intensive Job-Search Assistance for Former Inmates
Aaron Yelowitz, Professor of Economics; Director of the Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise, Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky
Chris Bollinger, Sturgill Endowed Professor of Economics, Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky
Manhattan Institute Civic Report, 2015