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How Building a Community Around Ex-offenders Transforms their Lives and Keeps Them from Returning to Prison

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Dubuque
One-third to one-half of ex-offenders re-offend and return to prison within three years of their release. Part of the problem is their lack of connection with their community, which is why helping ex-offenders establish a connection is at the heart of the two prison re-entry programs run by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque in Iowa. The Mentoring Program matches ex-offenders with volunteer mentors, wh...
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