Philanthropy Daily Digest 05/27/2011

  • California has the highest rate in the US of ex-prisoners re-offending (70%). The prisons are so crowded that the Supreme Court says they represent cruel and unusual punishment and will require the state to release prisoners. Seems like a ripe opportunity for a Pay For Success contract modeled on the UK effort to reduce re-offending rates. In this article, Carla Javits of REDF discusses how social enterprise job placement programs can bring down re-offending rates.

    tags: philanthropy

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