WHO we are
To disrupt the cycles of incarceration and poverty, The Center carries out its mission by providing wrap-around services including workforce readiness training, job placement services, financial literacy, and other services to help participants find their way to self-sufficiency.
Our mission is to assist returning citizens and those currently incarcerated towards successfully re-entering society through the development of evidenced-based release plans, assisting with developing social skills, and obtaining necessary and needed services in their local communities.
We envision a State where people in the reentry community receive the support and tools they need to lead responsible, productive and dignified lives.
Clients First: All programming begins from a position of respect for our clients’ needs.
Always Authentic: Our work is driven by knowledge of and empathy for our clients’ experiences.
Research Matters: We are committed to leveraging current research, evidence-based practices and assessing outcomes.
Employment is Key: Through improved self-esteem and personal responsibility, our clients gain employment and become positive contributors to society.
Systematic Approach: We conduct an integrated and systematic approach to fulfilling our mission.
Each year, more than 22,400 inmates are released from a Mississippi state prison, while others cycle through local jails
Because of limited resources, two-thirds of the state prisoners are rearrested within three years of their release and half are re-incarcerated.
High rates of recidivism mean more crime, more victims, and more pressure on our already overburdened criminal justice system.