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Oregon county programs slash prisoner recidivism rate

By Kaellen Hessel, reporter, Statesman Journal

When the Marion County Reentry Initiative launched in 2010, it had the ambitious goal of cutting the recidivism rate in half over the next five years.

In 2015, it received an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties for doing just nbso online casino reviews that.

The recidivism rate, traditionally defined as the percentage of offenders who are convicted of a crime within three years of being released from prison, dropped from 26 percent in 2009 to 14 percent in 2014.

Getting to that point involved significantly changing how the Sheriff”s Office”s Parole and Probation Division did business and joining with community organizations to provide wraparound services and resources to released offenders.

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