Why We Do It

PowerNet clients are not satisfied with only staying out of trouble and not being “part of the problem”. To achieve long-term success for themselves, their families and their communities, our Returning Citizens believe it is vitally important to be “part of the solution” by taking an active role in enhancing the neighborhood to which they return!

The Problem? One Word…



the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend.
exa. “the prison has succeeded in reducing recidivism”

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Below, you find a few pictures to, in a sense, make a long story short, on the “Why” we are doing what we do.

Click here for an interactive Recidivism Chart

Recidivism of Prisoners, by Prior Arrest History. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.hamiltonproject.org/charts/recidivism_of_prisoners_by_prior_arrest_history
Initiative, P. P. (n.d.). It’s getting harder for formerly incarcerated people to… Retrieved from https://www.prisonpolicy.org/graphs/low_skill_jobs.html