What’s Next Washington

We are formerly incarcerated individuals and allies working together to improve our ability to reintegrate into society

The inability to secure employment and housing drive recidivism.

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Recidivism Harms Communities

Recidivism reduces public safety, disrupts families, and costs taxpayers $115 million each year.

Recidivism has a Significant Impact

18,000 - 20,000 people are incarcerated in Washington State.

  • Approximately 95% of them will serve their time and be released.
  • 8,000 people are released every year.
  • 3,200 return to prison within 3 weeks to 3 years.
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Recidivism Reduction Needs to Scale

Effective direct-service nonprofits and public agencies serve too few.  Employers, housing providers, and service organizations do not coordinate at scale.