It’s really simple

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“Lock-em up and throw away the key” does not work when over 90% of prisoners, 700,000 each year, will be released and 3 out of 4 of them will commit additional crimes against our friends, families, and fellow citizens.  Despite the best of intentions, our current system is antiquated and demands innovation.

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Armed with new skills, knowledge and hope – previously incarcerated and at-risk individuals can transform their lives and are less likely to commit additional crimes.

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In addition to increased public safety, the economic return on investment is enormous.  For every $1 spent on empowering at-risk and incarcerated individuals with skills, resources and education to succeed – up to $5 is generated due to avoided incarceration and victims costs, increased child support payments, reduced reliance on government assistance and increased tax revenue.*

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Transforming individuals that are at-risk, have been arrested or have already been incarcerated  into a new breed of mindful entrepreneurs can help reduce recidivism, promote public safety, and positively impact the vicious cycle of crime, prison, and violence in low-income communities.

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RiseUp Formula: 

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*Baylor Institute Special Report: Recidivism Reduction and Return on Investment.