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Breakthroughs in offender treatment Addiction Professional Magazine  // Fall 2012 Click here to view article


Study Finds Recovery Support Reduces Recidivism White House ONDCP Recovery Update  // Summer 2012 Article PDF can be downloaded by clicking here


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.” Download PDF


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.” Read article by clicking here


Richmond researcher: Faith-based jail program reduced recidivism, saved money Associated Press  //  July 9, 2012  //  Larry O’Dell “Participants in a faith-based program for Richmond City Jail inmates with substance abuse programs had an 18 percent lower recidivism rate than other prisoners.” Read entire article by clicking here


Study: Richmond jail program reduced recidivism Washington Examiner  //  July 9, 2012  //  Staff writer “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. Sarah Scarbrough also said at a news conference that the Kingdom Life Ministries/Men in Recovery program saved taxpayers nearly $8 million over the four-year course of her study. She said her findings suggest that officials should seek more opportunities to join with private organizations to rehabilitate inmates rather than rely on less effective and more expensive government programs.” Read entire article by clicking here


Richmond jail program lowered recidivism, costs, study says The Richmond Voice  //  July 11-17, 2012  //  Elizabeth Aballa “Dr. Scarbrough, who spent four years studying a faith based program at the Richmond City Jail said this week that its participants have an 18 percent lower recidivism rate than other inmates.” Read entire article and download PDF


Study: Jail Program saves money, lowers recidivism CBS6 WTVR  //  June 9, 2012  //  Scott Wise and 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.” Click here to read entire article


Study: Richmond VA Jail Reduced Recidivism National Sheriff’s Association for Jail Operations  //  July 10, 2012 Read article by clicking here


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.” Click here to read article


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