Why should we care about the formerly incarcerated?
Oklahoma has the 4th highest incarceration rate. According to federal data, Oklahoma has a recidivism rate of about 21.2%, meaning its criminal justice system is not working for about one in five prisoners who go through it.
The financial burden and cost to society is enormous. Without assistance with reintegrating the sad reality is many ex-offenders are at risk of homelessness or incarceration. Hand Up has a proven structured system of supportive aftercare with the large majority of clients successfully rebuilding their lives.
Hand Up has helped me very much. They take me to my appointments and to Walmart. I want to thank Hand Up for allowing me to come here. God has done all of this for me. I thank God and Hand Up.