At enrollment, most EITs suffer the stigma of being known for the worst thing they’ve ever done, instead of who they are today. Defy changes that.
Defy’s updated recidivism check occurred in April 2022. Below is our most up-to-date data and definitions.
Recidivism: An EIT is considered to have recidivated if they are convicted of a new crime that results in a return to prison or if they are returned to prison because of a parole violation. This definition is based on the “Return to prison” recidivism definition contained in the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics April 2014 Special Report Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 30 States in 2005: Patterns from 2005 to 2010.*
What is our 1-year and 3-year recidivism rates and sample sizes?
Our 1-year recidivism rate meets our goal of <10% (n=337). Our 3-year recidivism rate meets our goal of <15% (n=218).
What are the comparative national statistics?**
Within 1 year of release, the recidivism rate was 20%
Within 3 years of release, the recidivism rate was 39%.