Help SJI With Instructor Expenses
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It’s our teachers who connect, have empathy and a deep commitment to the success of each student that have most impact and is critical in encouraging lifelong learning.
In 2020 New York State had 76, 008 adults under community supervision. Outside of New York City, Suffolk County had 6,435 adults under supervision with Nassau County coming in second with 4, 650 adults.
Following what has proven to drastically decrease re-incarceration rates, programs such as Bard
Prison Initiative and Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison where they report a recidivism rate of between 2% and 4%, SJI is addressing, at the local level, educational needs earlier in the criminal justice system process with two objectives
1) decrease recidivism and court involvement
2) end long-term prison sentences
“What men and women need is encouragement. Their natural resisting powers should be strengthened, not weakened … Instead of always harping on a man’s faults, tell him of his virtues. Try to pull him out of his rut … Hold up to him his better self, his real self that can dare and do and win out! … People radiate what is in their minds and in their hearts.”