News & Views

Recidivism Tracking

Recidivism is not a word that flows easily over a speaker’s tongue, but it is a critical and frequently used indicator of success with all SLM programs. Late in the summer of each year, SLH and GH staff track recidivism rates with the Illinois Department of Corrections. Continue »

Support for Second Chance Act

The federal law and accompanying funding for re-entry programs signed by President Bush in April of 2008 is gaining support.  With jails and prisons stretched to the limits, state and local officials across the country are lobbying to make the Second Chance Act a priority in the new administration. Continue »