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Supportive Housing for Returning Prisoners

The Urban Institute, 2012

This paper explores the impacts of Returning Home -- Ohio (RHO), a supportive housing program for formerly incarcerated individuals with mental illness. It compares recidivism rates and other variables for 121 program participants to 118 similar individuals who did not receive supportive housing. The researchers found that those in RHO were 40% less likely to be rearrested than those in the comparison group. They also found that RHO participants were 61% less likely to be reincarcerated. The report was written by Jocelyn Fontaine, Douglas Gilchrist-Scott, John Roman, Samuel Taxy and Caterina Roman.

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Research category: Reentry