The numbers offer us a sobering reality. Data indicate that over 60% of parolees are rearrested within three years of release from prison; over 75% are back in prison within five years of release. Tayba Foundation seeks to reduce recidivism, giving clients the skills they need for successful and sustained re-entry into private life.
Research and Experience
Tayba’s approach to re-entry harnesses the power of evidence-based research and the experience of the formerly incarcerated, who thrive after release. We feel that this amalgam of excellent programming and disciplined mentoring helps our clients overcome the recidivism trends shown in the data.
At Tayba, we believe that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Our team crafts evidence-based parole plans for clients approaching their release dates. Recognizing that every situation is unique, our professionals explore risk aversion with clients to identify potential issues that may arise after re-entry into the private sector. Networking is a hallmark of our model; our parole plans are thoroughly vetted by trusted individuals and organizations to ensure feasibility.
Coaching and peer-mentoring are offered to all clients following release from prison. These one-on-one relationships, often facilitated by the formerly incarcerated who have succeeded in re-entry, provide safe spaces for conversation, encouragement, and troubleshooting.
Tayba’s team wants all clients to move beyond parole, building strong families, engaging in meaningful jobs, and avoiding further issues with law enforcement. Inasmuch, we constantly evaluate the effectiveness of our approach by monitoring the success of our clients.
In addition to our mentoring services, we provide our clients with networking opportunities, resumé building, housing assistance, job training, and entrepreneurship advice.