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.
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.
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.