Why Should a Correctional Industries Program use this Model?

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"A leader takes people where they want to go.
A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be."

Rosalynn Carter

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According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, with no job, no money, and no place to live, former offenders often find themselves facing the same pressures and temptations that landed them in prison in the first place. Assisting recently released offenders in finding and keeping employment, identifying transitional housing, and receiving mentoring are three key elements of successful reentry into our communities.

The most recent studies disclose the following alarming statistics:

  • 1 in every 100 people in the U.S. is incarcerated in prison or jail.
  • 1 in every 32 people in the U.S. is under correctional supervision whether it is incarceration, probation or parole.
  • 1 in every 48 working age men (18-64) is incarcerated in prison or jail.
  • United States is #1 in the world at incarceration rate.
  • $32,000 is the annual national average cost to incarcerate one individual in federal prison.
  • 50% is the national average three year recidivism rate.

Throughout the components statistical information is provided indicating offenders assigned to Correctional Industries programs have a significantly lower return rate to prison. With the increasing cost of incarceration nationwide and the high recidivism rate, Correctional Industries has the opportunity to significantly assist its correctional system in making a positive impact on its Reentry initiatives.

The model is established to focus on all areas necessary to both prepare offenders to gain and retain employment after release as well as maintain the program’s financial self-sufficiency and sustainability.


The Reentry-Focused Performance Excellence Guide offers the following benefits across the country:

  • It will help direct and improve organizational focus and performance results through strategic planning and measurable results.
  • It will ensure the relevancy of each Correctional Industries program as it significantly impacts the correctional system’s reentry efforts.
  • It will facilitate communication and sharing of best practices among all U.S. and International Correctional Industries organizations.
  • It will serve as a working tool for understanding and managing organizational performance which will be continually updated as new information and trends emerge.
  • It will serve as a tool to guide both the NCIA and an individual organization to provide ongoing opportunities for learning.