JERP annually provides 30 to 45 parolees with transitional housing (a halfway house for offenders) or residential treatment.
In its first two years JERP has proven highly effective in achieving its objectives, successfully reintegrating consumers into the community and meeting the challenges inherent in working with this population.
40% of all JERP participants are employed and have independent housing in the community;
Last year JERP won first place in the Lilly Reintegration Awards' Social Support category.
Before JERP, many found themselves in a revolving door from prison to community and back to prison again, a vicious and costly cycle that impacts more than just the offenders.