What is RED?
Rehabilitation Enables Dreams (RED) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and restorative justice organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. RED’s mission is keeping people out of the criminal justice system – permanently – through programs that enhance the social, financial, and civic literacy of individuals referred to court.
We offer a 12-month Restorative Justice Curriculum that is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to leave the court system and reenter society as thriving members of the community. Read more about the RED program here.
What is recidivism?
Recidivism refers to the tendency to relapse into criminal activity after a first conviction. Recidivists are also known as repeat offenders.
The United States makes up 5% of the world’s population yet holds 25% of the world’s prisoners. In Georgia, our incarceration rate is 31% higher than the national average with 53,000 people behind bars. 40% of Georgians have a criminal record. We also lead the nation with over 200,000 people on probation which is 321% higher than the national average. In Georgia, 2 out of 3 people released from prison are rearrested within three years. Our state’s recidivism rate is close to 50 percent. Click here to learn more about the impact of recidivism.
RED’s Online Restorative Justice Curriculum
myRED, the digital version of the Restorative Justice Curriculum, is a 12-month curriculum that is revolutionizing the criminal justice system by creating a sustainable strategy for those seeking lasting rehabilitation.