With over two thirds of ex-prisoners rearrested within three years of being released and over 75% going back to prison within five years of release, programs that reduce recidivism are essential.

Using a combination of evidence-based research on re-entry and life experience from successful parolees, Tayba Foundation utilizes the most current information to increase the chance of a successful re-entry.

Education and practical knowledge are tools. Using them, especially once released, is the biggest challenge the formerly incarcerated person will face. The Tayba team works with individuals prior to their release to evaluate their parole plan. Since everyone’s situation is unique, Tayba’s staff works with each individual to help address the specific issues that affect them and assess their particular risks.  Tayba utilizes personal experience as well as individuals and organizations within the network, to ensure the plan is feasible.

Tayba works with the individual once they are released in a series of coaching and peer-mentoring sessions by checking in with the regularly, offering any tips and advice to increase the success of the re-entry, and connecting them with community members who can act as role models . Our team includes formerly incarcerated individuals who have made a successful reentry into society  Tayba staff gauge successful re-entry by the individual not re-offending, getting off parole, having a stable family and job, as well as other factors our team uses to assess each individual case.

Our program includes:

  • Peer-mentoring
  • Networking
  • Resume building
  • Housing assistance
  • Job training
  • Entrepreneur, small business and nonprofit advice