National Rates

Recidivism is the tendency for a convicted individual to reoffend by either committing another crime or violating post-release guidelines. The U.S. releases over 7 million people from jail and more than 600,000 people from prison each year. However, recidivism is common. Within 3 years of their release, 2 out of 3 people are rearrested; and Within 5 years 76.6% of prisoners in the United States are rearrested

Statewide Rates

Of all offenders who recidivated, approximately 37.2% returned to IDOC for the commission of a new crime, compared to approximately 62.8% for a technical rule violation of post-release supervision. The recidivism rate for offenders released in 2016, broken down by race is as follows. African American offenders had a rate of 44.7%. Recidivism rates for Caucasian offenders was 34.3% while rates for Hispanic offenders was 25.3%.

Poverty, negative peer associations substance abuse and mental illness are major risk factors associated with reoffending. 

S.L.E.D.'s Mission to Eliminate Recidivism

S.L.E.D.’s Team will reinforce high client awareness and esteem through action oriented programs in:

  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Realizing Ineffective Behavioral Patterns

S.L.E.D. will create opportunities . We will give our clients the resources to:

  • Be gainfully employed on a full-time basis
  • Provide stable living conditions for their families

S.L.E.D. will work tirelessly to save lives by:

  • Giving each and everyone of our clients a positive, faith-based community to be apart of
  • Executing each client’s individualized treatment plan from start to finish
  • Using our data and relationships to enact positive change aimed at eradicating recidivism