Demystifying the Influences of the Justice-Involved

68% meet the criteria for substance abuse or dependence

  • Roughly 7 out of 10 have substance abuse issues

60% do not have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma
46% have a family member who was incarcerated

  • Many are already familiar with the system

30% of inmates are unemployed in the month before arrest
16% are estimated to have serious mental health problems
14% were homeless at some point during the year before they were incarcerated,

  • for women it is up to 50%

56% of men (higher but not reported) and 98% of women have experienced trauma