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Review for Multiple Options Inc, Saint Louis, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Multiple Options is an organization designed to aid inmates who are re-entering society due to parole or probation. We offer shelter, meals, aid in finding employment, vocational training and support all in a structured, well monitored environment. The organization was founded by a man who worked for many years in corrections. Armed with a vision to reduce recidivism, a working knowledge of the field and considerable resources in the area of employment the stage was set.

Multiple Options will aid former inmates with a place to stay, beyond what is currently available to parolees including meals and job and life skills training as they begin the process to get on their feet. Multiple Options will aid clients to find gainful employment, provide necessary training and education in order to facilitate job searches. Multiple Options will provide a transition toward self-reliance and good decision making, aid with alcohol and drug addiction and also provide shelter for homeless and/or abused women so that, out of desperation to survive and provide for their children they will not have to resort to crime.

Multiple Options relies on an understanding that helping ex-offenders is not “preferential treatment” but rather a move to a safer and more productive society. Recidivism is a fact; given he proper attention, ex-offenders can re-enter society and become productive instead of the alternative: returning to (possible violent) crime. A Florida study conducted in 2001 shows that inmates were most likely to “re-offend” within the first six months after release.

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