Probation and Parole: A criminal conviction

Every year, a significant number of prisoners who have finished serving their sentences or are released early because they have demonstrated exemplary behavior during their imprisonment reenter the community. However, without proper reintegration into the community, they face numerous challenges that may cause them to revert to crime and other social ills. Ex-convicts slip back to their former ways because they receive very little preparation and insufficient help to reenter communities. A criminal conviction has a severe negative impact on employment opportunities, access to social services, and public housing assistance.

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