Ignacio House Opens!
We are grateful to announce the official opening of Ignacio House, a supportive transitional housing residence for 24 formerly incarcerated individuals in the Bronx.
Ignacio House residents will receive supportive living services, life skills workshops, mentoring, access to scholarships to local universities and colleges to ensure quality educational opportunities, and job workforce training with local employers.
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Why We're Taking Action
Percentage of inmates with access to college classes in NYS
New York State Bar Association Special Committee on Re-Entry, January 2016.
Percentage of parolees returning to NYC from state prison who are re-arrested within 3 years
Recidivism among Parolees in New York City – Center for Court Innovation, November 2011.
Percentage of people released from city jails each year into homelessness or unstable housing
Preventing Homelessness Among People Leaving Prison -- Vera Institute of Justice, December 2003
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