MCOI is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization whose goal is to create a positive support system and community family around the released individual that will ease their transition into society, reduce the rate of recidivism, and turn the institutionalized into a thriving, successful individual.

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Administrative Office:

Massachusetts Community Outreach Initiative

40 Walk Hill Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

 

Email: mcoi@themcoi.org

 

Tel: (617) 942-0344

 

Fax: (617) 906-6265

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NEWS & REPORTS

WHAT IS RECIDIVISM?

 

Recidivism is the tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior. The rate of recidivism is calculated based on three year period from the date of release from incarceration.

 

As of December 2017, our rate of recidivism is 7% [1]. The National rate of recidivism varies from 43% to 65% depending on the publication [2]. The Massachusetts Department of Corrections boasts a rate of 32% [3]. According to that standard, it appears that 68% can be considered to have successful reintegrated back into society. Again, the standard is that they have not been rearrested and may be employed.

 

WHY DOES MCOI DIFFER?

 

It is where programming meets relationship that unlocks human potential. Programming will set you on the correct path, but relationship will accompany you through the journey. Relationship has reciprocal expectations. In other words, as we assist you, you recognize your responsibility to serve others such as our community involvement. Our participants have been involved with:

  • Greater Boston Interfaith Organization around Criminal Justice Reform

  • Attended a community review in support of Hour House Program

  • Co-facilitated the Fatherhood Program with the Bethel Social Justice Institute for court involved young men

  • Participated in the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace

  • Presented our program before the Black Ministerial Alliance of Boston

  • Facilitated group sessions at Brooke House, a Community Resource for Justice Facility

  • Attended the celebration of My Brother’s Keeper sponsored by the Mayor’s Office

  • Shared our stories through speaking engagements at the Boston Public Schools, Department of Youth Services, Bridgespan, Evangelist Class at the African Methodist Episcopal Ministerial Institute and the First Parish Unitarian Church in Groton.

 

[1] As of December 2017

[2] Calculations including county jails, state prisons and federal prisons or any combination will result in differing rates; {also not every state reports their statistics}

[3] http://www.mass.gov/eopss/docs/doc/annualreport2015.pdf (p.18)