Why Rise4Me™ Exists
The high rate of recidivism in the United States exposes the need to put meaningful resources into the hands of formerly incarcerated individuals to aid in their successful reentry into society. In response to this need, Rise4Me was created in 2018 as a public service dedicated to contributing to the overall effort to reduce recidivism. Rise4Me is a free, online tool that offers a directory of reentry resources made available in an easily accessible format. RISE stands for Resources for Improvement, Support and Empowerment for Returning Citizens.
To break the cycle of incarceration by providing incarcerated individuals, returning citizens and their families access to resources to enable successful reentry into society.
To be a leader in identifying and presenting meaningful resources to assist in the reduction of recidivism.
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.