Our outcomes highlight recidivism reductions, disciplinary reports, and grievances at two Continuum of Care demonstration
sites: Graceville Correctional and Rehabilitation Facility in Jackson County, FL and Riverbend Correctional Facility in Milledgeville, GA.
- Both facilities have implemented Continuum of Care programming long enough to calculate 12-month recidivism rates, and the
data shows significant reductions in returns to prison
- Continuum of Care programming provides offenders up to 18 hours of individualized cognitive behavioral treatment above what
prisons are contracted to provide
- There is evidence of the positive impact that enhanced programming and staff development has on key disciplinary and grievance measures
RIVERBEND CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1,500-Bed Medium Security Facility in GA
Comparing the recidivism rates for individuals released from Riverbend Correctional Facility prior to the GEO Continuum of Care® program implementation to those released after the implementation, the recidivism rate dropped by 38% (4.4 percentage points).
GRACEVILLE CORRECTIONAL AND REHABILITATION FACILITY
1,884-Bed Close Custody, Level 5 Facility for FL
Comparing the recidivism rates for individuals released from Graceville Correctional and Rehabilitation Facility prior to the GEO Continuum of Care® program implementation to those released after the implementation, the recidivism rate dropped by 25% (3.6 percentage points).
DEPARTURE SURVEY RESULTS
Departure Survey Results from Graceville (10/2017)
Participation in GEO Continuum of Care® programming has shown several key areas of initial success in terms of participant program satisfaction. Highlights include:
97% stated feeling prepared to reenter society
100% indicated meeting with their Transition Case Manager (TCM) helped prepare them for release
97% agreed there were more educational opportunities compared to other institutions where they previously served time
The Departure Survey will be implemented in all GEO Continuum of Care® facilities in the future.