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Richmond Justice   //  June 13, 2016

The obstacles stacked against you don’t stop there, and we haven’t stopped there....You see potential in people that sometimes they do not see in themselves.



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At Richmond jail, doing REAL time changes inmates’ lives

Times Dispatch   //  April 11, 2016   //  Ali Rockett

"Sarah Scarbrough stands a few inches above 5 feet tall. The 33-year-old from Chesterfield County is not an intimidating presence, but when she walks into Pod 6E, notorious in the Richmond City Justice Center for housing the worst criminals in the jail, the inmates quiet down, sit up a little straighter, and smile."

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Sarah Scarbrough: Putting Offender Recovery and Reentry Research Into Practice

  //  August 26, 2015   //  Maya Smart

"Sarah Scarbrough exudes passion and pragmatism. She’s internal program director for the Richmond City Justice Center in Virginia (formerly the Richmond City Jail), and she’s serious about giving offenders another chance. To help these most disadvantaged, dismissed members of our society, Scarbrough takes a holistic approach in partnership with other agencies and the community at large."

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2014 Top 40 Under 40 - Sarah Scarbrough

Style Weekly   //  October 14, 2014

"Drug dealer or businessman? To Sarah Scarbrough, the answer is sometimes both. As the jail's internal program director, her goal is to help inmates redirect the intelligence and savvy they've developed on the streets toward legal endeavors."

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Dr. Sarah Scarbrough receives NCADD Bronze Key Award at the McShin Foundation’s 9th Annual Spring Awards Banquet

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence   //  April 8, 2013

Dr. Sarah Scarbrough recently received The NCADD Bronze Key.
The Award is a national recognition award granted by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence for Affiliate presentation to an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the field and the Affiliate. It is the highest local award presented by Affiliates.

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Good Correctional Policy Starts with Good Data

Bacon’s Rebellion   //  January 31, 2013   //  James Bacon

"A wide variety of government and not-for-profit programs endeavor to help. The problem is, the quality of programs varies widely and it is very difficult to say objectively which ones are effective and deserve more funding, and which ones are worthless and deserve to be terminated."

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Dissertation Study Finds Jail Program Saves Money, Reduces Recidivism

Wilder Chronicle   //  Fall - Winter 2012

“New research by recent graduate Sarah Huggins Scarbrough, provides strong evidence that Kingdom Life Ministries, a peer-based program for Richmond City Jail inmates with substance abuse problems, succeeded in reducing the number of inmates who stay out of jail upon their release.”

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Breakthroughs in Offender Treatment

Addiction Professional Magazine   //  Fall 2012

“On any given day, rehabilitation and recovery services are provided to up to 120 men in what used to be the worst tier of the Richmond City Jail. Upon release, KLM (<a href="http://klmrecovery.org">www.klmrecovery.org</a>) continues to provide re-entry and treatment services, including housing...”

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Study Finds Recovery Support Reduces Recidivism

White House ONDCP Recovery Update   //  Summer 2012

“A study at the Richmond City Jail in Richmond, Virginia, found that participants in the Kingdom Life Ministries (KLM) peer recovery support services program had significantly lower criminal recidivism rates than either the jail population as a whole or participants in a separate Richmond City Jail program that provides peer recovery support services to individuals with alcohol problems…”

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City Jail Program's Results Touted

Richmond Times Dispatch   //  July 10, 2012   //  Reed Williams

“At the time Timothy Green was imprisoned at the Richmond City Jail for convictions on charges including assault in 2008, only one of his seven children was speaking to him. Now that Green has stopped “drinking and drugging” with help from the Kingdom Life Ministries program, he said his son and six daughters all are back in touch.”

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Study: Richmond VA Jail Reduced Recidivism

National Sheriff’s Association for Jail Operations   //  July 10, 2012

"The fight against substance abuse and recidivism is not hopeless," Scarbrough said during a news conference at which Richmond sheriff's officials touted the program.

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Study: Richmond jail program reduced recidivism

Washington Examiner - Associated Press   //  July 9, 2012   //  Larry O’Dell

“Participants in a faith-based program for Richmond City Jail inmates with substance abuse problems had an 18 percent lower recidivism rate than other prisoners, a researcher said Monday."

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Richmond jail program lowered recidivism, costs, study says

CBS6 WTVR   //  July 9, 2012   //  Scott Wise & Lauren Mackey

“A new study has found the Richmond City Jail’s faith-based program, the Men in Recovery, has helped some inmates stay out of jail upon their release.”

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City Jail Program Reducing Repeat Offenders

ABC8 WRIC   //  July 9, 2012

“Richmond’s sheriff says a study has shown that a program at the city jail lowered the recidivism rate for participants and saved taxpayers nearly $8 million over four years.”

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