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This case study is about one organization, Rise Up Industries (RUI), trying to build a path to a better life. RUI provides reentry services and support to formerly incarcerated individuals who were previously in gangs through an intensive job training program, offered alongside a holistic set of support services. The purpose of this case study is to provide a deeper understanding of this approach and the results it has produced to date, while situating it in the context of other initiatives focused on reentry and reducing recidivism.

This study concludes that RUI’s reentry program is a promising approach and likely makes a small-scale contribution to solving a very hard problem – successfully fostering the reentry of formerly gang-involved, incarcerated individuals into society.

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recidivism, reentry, gang prevention, incarceration


Peace and Conflict Studies | Social Justice

Rise Up Industries and the Challenge of Reentry for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals