Education, Reentry and Recidivism
- Sign the Society for Human Resource Management Getting Talent Back to Work Pledge.
- Contribute at least $3 million in 2020 to efforts focused on reducing recidivism rates and improving reentry rates, including support for The Securus Foundation to connect justice agencies more closely to their communities utilizing technology.
- Create a post-incarceration scholarship program to facilitate the completion of post-secondary degrees begun under Securus’ existing educational product and service opportunities.
STATUS: In Progress
- Signed the Getting Talent Back to Work pledge from the Society for Human Resource.
- Removed the criminal record box from Aventiv job applications to expand hiring opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals.
- Sponsored the Second Annual Correctional Education Reentry Summit hosted by Ashland University and supported the participation of formerly incarcerated students of the University.
- Contributing a total of $3 million to efforts and organizations focused on reducing recidivism, including Freedom Rides, a nonprofit that helps formerly incarcerated individuals purchase cars to facilitate essential transportation to get to job interviews or doctor appointments.
- During the COVID-19 pandemic, Aventiv made free educational programming available to an additional 13,546 incarcerated students via the JPay tablet. Students have enrolled in 26,596 additional courses since March 1, 2020.
- We made the Project Gutenberg library of free e-books available to incarcerated individuals on their JPay tablets. Restrictions for some titles may apply if they are deemed inappropriate by corrections officials
- Finalized partnership with Televerde – which aligns with Aventiv’s Second Chance Hiring Principles and commitment to further invest in re-entry services — employing forty-five incarcerated women to support customer service efforts with the goal of increasing quality service and empathy in interacting with consumers.
- Added more than 600 new students to the post-secondary Ashland University program across Arizona, Missouri and North Dakota.
- Added Academy of Hope and AcomplishED Ventures as new content providers for CourseShare program which connects incarcerated individuals to a host of workforce and educational development programs.