Restoring Families & Transforming
Communities By Eliminating Recidivism
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Recidivism refers to the rate at which a person may relapse into criminal behavior after their incarceration. It is often used to measures the effectiveness of our criminal justice system. Research continues to show there are disparities and inefficiencies within our system:
The African American Incarceration Rate in Texas is 7 times higher than that of whites
Texas is home to the greatest number of prisons in the USA: with 313 prisons it has 110% more places of incarceration than it does Universities or Colleges
6 out of 10 of those released from prison will return to prison within 3 years in
Where Do We Help?
Individuals exiting the system come out to a world that is unwilling and ill equipped to provide the most basic needs such as food, shelter, mental or health services, employment and family support. FREED Texas was born out of a great need to address the multi-dimensional needs of an individual as they strive to reintegrate into a society that has discounted them as citizens. FREED Texas offers a 9 week program (Remnent of Healing Academy) that addresses these struggles into reintegration: we believe rehabilitation is possible when services are individualized, wholistic, and supportive.
We Believe An Educated FREED Scholar Is No Longer Fit To Be A Slave
What makes FREED Texas Different?
Our Remnant of Healing Academy provides a well-rounded curriculum based on our "7 Pillars" - From the application process to the 12 months of monitoring following the completion of the Academy, FREED Texas strives to empower each Scholar and equip them to be leaders in their homes, families, and communities.