We Inspire has been instrumental in assisting 112 dropouts receive their High School Diploma. This is included 47 2nd chance offenders and touched the lives of no less than 138 different individuals across the nation by providing such services as:
Life Skills and Job preparation
Math and Music program - An instructional program that facilitates learning math through the use of musical instruction.
2nd Chance program - Assisting previously incarcerated individuals to reintegrate back into society
To ensure that our community-based services align with the needs of the population, We Inspire, Inc. will:
Analyze the prevalence of risk, job-readiness, and responsivity factors within our target population;
Review the services provided to determine the extent to which they can effectively treat people with different risk and job readiness levels; and compare those two sources of data to determine where people should be referred based on their assessed needs, the structure of the referral process, and where there are gaps in community based services.
In 2012, young adults—people between the ages of 18 and 24—accounted for just 10 percent of the U.S. population but nearly 30 percent of people arrested and 21 percent of all people admitted to adult state and federal prisons. In that same year, 18- to 20-year-olds accounted for approximately 20 percent of people in juvenile residential facilities; of those, 40 percent were black, according to data from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Although young adults are more cognitively developed than youth, they are also more impulsive, more likely to engage in risky behaviors, and less cognizant of the consequences of their actions than older adults. Many young adults lack engagement in school and work, face mental health and substance use issues, are disconnected from family and other caring adults, and experience homelessness—all factors that put them at risk of entering the justice system. Data also show that young adults have higher recidivism rates than older adults. (December 20, 2016 - By Emily Morgan and Katy Albis, CSG Justice Center Staff).