This At-A-Glance summary reviews the importance of focusing on re-entry, promising practices and models for both Christian and Muslim faith-based programs and the role of faith-based organizations in providing support to this population. This document was used to assist the Foundation’s Making Connections communities and is related to the following titles: Outside the Walls: A National Snapshot of Community Re-Entry Programs; From the Inside Out; Back into the Fold; Transitions from Prison to Community; and Families Left Behind: The Hidden Costs of Incarceration and Re-Entry.
Programs and Services are Needed During and After Incarceration
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Given the rising number of prisoners and former prisoners, and the decreased funding available for re-entry support, faith-based organizations – both Muslim and Christian – have become vital service providers for men and women while in prison, and after returning to their families and communities.
Children, in particular, need community support because parental separation resulting from imprisonment can have profound consequences.