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.

2021 Annual 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.

Most incarcerated individuals have experienced horrific trauma at a young age, which is the result of being born in neighborhoods that have been devastated by inequity and often lack social capital and positive support systems.

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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Kathryn and Kenneth Chenault Commit $1 Million Gift to Concordance to End the Cycle of Reincarceration

News

Gift will help provide recently incarcerated individuals and their families with the skills and mindset they need to re-enter society with hope, stability, and opportunity JULY 26, 2022 – ST. […]

The Importance of a Support System During Re-Entry

Blog

June is Family Reunification Month. As we think of reunification within the landscape of re-entry, we must acknowledge that both journeys are often difficult and non-linear. At Concordance, we support our participants throughout their healing journey so that they can have healthy relationships not only with themselves, but also with their families and members of their support systems.

A Healing First Approach

Blog

The last two years have been challenging for everyone. The stress of the dual pandemics – COVID and racial equity – and subsequent isolation, loss, and uncertainty have taken their […]

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