Return with Honor is a new nonprofit in Brunswick County dedicated to creating employment opportunities and training for people who have served in the military and are ex-offenders. Specifically, Return with Honor will hire people who have served in the military to train and mange people who are on house arrest, work release, probation, parole or weekend jail. The goal is to address employment issues for people who served in the military and to help reduce recidivism by creating a strong reentry program for the criminally involved.
This combination of helping employ ex-military and ex-offenders is exactly the type of community based program desperately needed in North Carolina. To reduce the overuse of jails and prisons, there must be support systems available to those people reentering society to break the cycle of recidivism. In 2015-2016, North Carolina released almost 24,000 people from prison. This number does not include all the people who reenter communities from jails and probation. The Carolina Justice Policy Center makes it a priority to support entities that are working to make reentry a positive experience that reduces recidivism.
Return with Honor is hosting an open house on April 6, 2017 from noon until 1pm. Learn more about Return with Honor »