Historically, approximately one third of YouthBuild students have been court involved. Recidivism rates for YouthBuild students are extremely low. USDOL data shows a recidivism rate of just 9% one year after enrollment . YouthBuild USA therefore has deep experience with, and interest in, policies that help to strengthen re-entry practices, diminish crime and save money for federal, state and local governments. We work with our state and local coalitions to showcase YouthBuild programs as a model for re-entry and diversion.
YouthBuild USA criminal justice and advocacy teams advocate for further public investment in proven alternatives to incarceration that also save tax dollars.