Estimating the Benefits of a Faith-Based Reentry Program

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This research report from the Minnesota Department of Corrections and Baylor University’s Institute of Studies of Religion summarizes the evaluation results of InnerChange Freedom Initiative, a faith-based reentry program that has operated within Minnesota’s prison system since 2002. The authors found that program participants experienced lower recidivism rates and higher rates of post-release employment than individuals who did not participate in the program. InnerChange is a voluntary correctional program developed by the Prison Fellowship Ministries. The program prepares participants for reentry into the community by connecting spiritual development with educational, vocational, and life skills training.  To view the report, click here.