Tackling Recidivism through Education and Support

Recidivism remains a significant challenge within the justice system, particularly among youth. Rehabilitation Enables Dreams (RED) adopts innovative and compassionate strategies to address this issue, focusing on education and empowerment. Here’s how we’re making a difference: Transforming Courtrooms into Classrooms At RED, we shift the perspective from punishment to education. Our unique approach involves transforming…

Barriers Beyond Bars: The Ripple Effects of Convictions

In the United States, the consequences of a criminal conviction extend far beyond the courtroom. For many, a criminal record becomes a lifelong barrier, restricting access to essential opportunities and resources. At Rehabilitation Enables Dreams (RED), we specialize in pre-trial diversion for youth criminal offenders, and we’ve witnessed firsthand the challenges these barriers present. This…

What is the SAFE-T Act?

We’ve all heard about the infamous “Purge Law”, also formally known as the SAFE-T Act, that took headlines by storm in early 2022. Rumors have swirled around ever since and there’s been plenty of debate about whether or not the SAFE-T Act is a good or bad thing, as well as what all it actually…

Distance Learning is the Next Frontier

The recent COVID-19 pandemic is putting on full display how unnecessary nonviolent incarceration is to our criminal justice system. As these facilities have become some of the most susceptible areas for coronavirus to spread, corrections agencies across the country – including the biggest of them all, the Department of Justice – have recommended nonviolent inmates…