Of the 9 million people released from jails each year, about two-thirds are rearrested within three years. In this session, participants will learn about an Indiana program that focuses on the individuals' whole health needs while incarcerated and equips patients with the tools and resources necessary to positively contribute to their families and communities upon release. To date, the recidivism rate for participants in this program is less than half the national average.
- Describe programming and approaches to treatment that are proven to reduce recidivism
- Explore ways the criminal justice system can enhance focus on treatment rather than punitive measures
- Discuss the necessity for continuity of care, or bridge services, as individuals transition back to the community