Concordance is working to end the devastating cycle of reincarceration.

71% of individuals released from prison are rearrested within five years.

Since our founding in 2015, we have reduced the reincarceration rate by 56% among our participants who have released from prison in the last three years. We are the only program of our kind offering a holistic, integrated, and evidence-informed re-entry model.

2022 Mid-Year Impact Report

100M

Americans impacted by mass incarceration

That is nearly 1/3 of all Americans, making it one of the biggest societal issues we face as a country.

30M

people with felony records in the United States

60% of justice-involved individuals are Black and/or Hispanic. Black men are six times more likely to be incarcerated than white men; Hispanic men are nearly three times as likely to be incarcerated than white men.

10M

children have experienced parental incarceration.

Children who have experience parental incarceration are six times more likely to go to prison themselves. They are also more likely to experience depression, anxiety, low academic performance, school absenteeism, and homelessness.

Reincarceration is not a phenomenon.

Many factors lead to reincarceration.

The reincarceration crisis in our country highlights the staggering racial equity disparity within the United States. While Black and Hispanic Americans make up almost 30% of the U.S. population, they represent almost 60% of the prison population. Black men are six times more likely to be incarcerated than white men and Hispanic men are nearly three times as likely to be incarcerated than white men. This devastating cycle is perpetuated by systemic racism and many co-occurring factors such as childhood trauma and mental health and substance use disorders.

Most incarcerated individuals have experienced horrific trauma at a young age. As a result of being incarcerated, may experience cooccurring traumas as they return to their communities.

Approximately 80% of individuals in prison suffer from mental health disorders and 83% struggle with a substance use disorder.

With limited resources and funding, re-entry service providers typically only focus on one or two areas of need, leading to low success rates after prison.

Successful re-entry starts with healing.

The Concordance holistic, integrated and evidence-informed re-entry model brings together 12 essential services to address the inequities that lead individuals to commit crimes and return to prison. By first addressing an individual’s trauma and helping them begin their healing journey, we can better prepare them for a successful return to their community.

Behavioral Health & Wellness

Cognitive therapy, mental health, substance use programming, and physical health.

Education & Employment

HiSET® tutoring, digital literacy, job readiness, workplace simulation, and full-time work through the Concordance Employment Agency.

Community & Life Skills

Housing, legal services, family reunification, community and spiritual support.

We’ve reduced the reincarceration rate among our participants who released from prison in the last three years by

56%

Meet James

Participant Stories

James was tired. Tired of going to prison. Tired of hurting himself and his family. For him, making a change started by asking Concordance for help.

When you are suffering from the effects of trauma, you need a supportive community. Concordance can provide that for our participants.

Danny Ludeman
President & CEO

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Concordance Names Dr. Tiph Jones as Executive Vice President, Head of Employment & Education

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Concordance, a CARF accredited, non-profit re-entry program headquartered in St. Louis, announced today that Dr. Tiph Jones has joined Concordance as Executive Vice President, Head of Education & Employment. She […]

Concordance President & COO, Michelle Smith featured in VoyageSTL

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Concordance President & COO, Michelle Smith, was featured in VoyageSTL, an independent digital magazine that features inspirational people, places, and projects in our community. In this article, Michelle shared her […]

Strategic Planning for Concordance Success

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Through the everyday grind of programming, supporting, meeting, teaching, leading, and coordinating, it can be easy for nonprofit teams to lose sight of the big-picture vision they are moving toward. At Concordance, that purpose is clear – to partner with participants to help them live joyful, abundant, and purposeful lives, and in turn dramatically reduce reincarceration rates.

Your support will change lives.

Investing in Concordance will directly influence the trajectory of our participants’ lives, creating a ripple of positive change through their families and communities.