This study evaluated the Beneficiary Choice Contracting Program, a demonstration to help young, recently released ex-offenders get employed and stay free of crime with the help of faith-based and community organizations providing individualized support.
The urgency of reforming our criminal justice system has increased with the growing number of incarcerated people in recent years. The system also has economic and social costs that reverberate throughout our society. We study programs and policies that aim to strengthen the credibility and accountability of the system by reducing the criminalization of minor behavior, reforming selective enforcement policies, and ensuring that government dollars go to effective, evidence-based programs.
The Faith-Based Beneficiary Choice Program: A Path to Employment for Young Ex-Offenders