R4 provides access to companies that hire Returning Citizens. R4 helps returning citizens get Proper Government Identification for Employment, Tattoo Removal and Legal Assistance.
R4 donations help provide security deposits for housing assistance. We help find housing for those that need help.
Educational opportunities are needed for those to get employment. R4 also has a charity backpack drive throughout the area for children with incarcerated parents.
R4 provides food assistance, and clothing. For those who need help with substance abuse we work to get treatment and mental health assistance.
R4 understands that assistance in getting transportation is needed for many returning citizens. We provide transportation fees for family members to visit inmates. We also provide transportation fees for returning citizens who need it.
Assisting Formerly Incarcerated With Becoming
Productive Law-Abiding Citizens
There are over 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States. The U.S. represents about 4.4 percent of the world's population but houses approximately 22 percent of the world's prisoners.
Over 600,00 returning citizens come back to our cities, communities and neighborhoods each year. Only 5 percent of inmates will never be released.
The First Step Act was passed in December 2018, which will release over 3000 Federal inmates early. The majority were given harsh sentences for non-violent crimes. In order to reduce recidivism, it is imperative that this population is afforded the opportunity to live productive lives and become law-abiding citizens if that is their choice.
R4 offers that chance, but without your help it is impossible.
WE WORK WITH
Children Impacted By Incarceration
More than 2.7 million children in the U.S. have an incarcerated parent. That is 1 in 28 children. One in 9 African American children (11.4%), 1 in 28 Hispanic children (3.5%), and 1 in 57 white children (1.8%) in the United States have an incarcerated parent.
Having a parent in prison can have an impact on a child’s mental health, social behavior, and educational prospects. Children who have an incarcerated parent may experience financial hardship that results from the loss of that parent’s income.
About 9 percent of Veterans and service members who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan have been arrested since returning home.
More than half of justice-involved Veterans have either mental health problems—namely PTSD, depression, or high anxiety—or substance-abuse disorders, most notably alcohol or cocaine addiction.
A large percentage of these Veterans are homeless or at-risk for homelessness, and many others face such challenges as finding work and reintegrating into society. Plus, Veterans who collide with the criminal justice system may be at higher risk for suicide.
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