Articles posted in August of 2014

Organization helps decrease number of people returning to jail

(link to original WANE-TV video) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – As Indiana steps up its efforts to give felons a second chance, one local organization is chipping in and fighting crime one graduate at a time. Blue Jacket in Fort Wayne offers a re-entry program for ex-offenders, the homeless, veterans, and others. In July 2013, a...

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Blue Jacket, Inc. Has Bigger Impact on Crime Reduction than Ever Predicted

August 6, 2014, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA— The nine-year old Blue Jacket, Inc., a Fort Wayne-based nonprofit, had only 9% of its graduates with criminal backgrounds return to crime and a 66% employment rate within three months of graduating the 4-week training. For Blue Jacket, recidivism is defined as those that return to prison for...

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