Nearly 200,000 youths enter the adult criminal justice system each year, most for non-violent crimes. On any given day, 10,000 juveniles are housed in adult prisons and jails. 80 % of them are children of incarcerated parents.
According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), 2,220,300 adults were incarcerated in US federal and state prisons, and county jails in 2013 – about 0.91% of adults (1 in 110) in the U.S. resident population. Additionally, 4,751,400 adults in 2013 (1 in 51) were on probation or on parole.
In 2010, researchers from the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that about 1.9 million children younger than age 18 had a parent currently incarcerated. A more recent survey estimated that about 5 million children (approximately 7% of all minor children) had experienced the incarceration of a residential parent at some point during their childhood.
PEOPLE HAVE BEEN
Knowledge, Information, Network, and Guidance
Our Knowledge, Information, Network and Guidance Entrepreneurship Training is available to communities across America. To include Inmates, Returning Citizens, Single mothers, Homeless persons, or those that are in need.
We provide our attendees with the basic tools and access to resources they need in order to discover their inherent talents, and then turn their talent into a successful, profitable business.
We partner attendees with business experts, professionals, and Moguls across the globe that openly share their cheat codes to success, as well as information on organizations that provide funding for start up cost.
Attendees are assisted in creating attainable business plans, applying for EIN, Articles of Incorporation, establishing business bank accounts and credit.
THE HARD TRUTH
68% of released prisoners are arrested within 3 years
700,000 Inmates released from State and Federal Prison each year.
Persons in poor households at or below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) (39.8 per 1,000) had more than double the rate of violent victimization as persons in high-income households (16.9 per 1,000)
Our theory of change is that by providing access to opportunities and financial literacy that we will reduce the stigma of recidivism