Quality of Life Crimes: Legal System Fails to Make Reforms for Homelessness

After serving in prison, inmates who get out of jail return to life of homelessness and burdening society with "victimless crimes" or more known as quality of life crimes.

These quality of life crimes are crimes against property such as vandalism, trespassing and graffiti. They can affect businesses and harm the livability of residents. The problem is there are fewer services for homeless. This results into more law breakers knowing how to get rides in court and still get back on the streets with law enforcement charging them of vagrancy.

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Programs that provide emotional support; friendship for individuals who are incarcerated in a correctional facility, which facilitate continued contact between inmates and family members and significant others and/or provide services to aid in the well-being and reformation of incarcerated individuals . Correctional Education; Family Visitation Programs; Family Visitation Support; Inmate Visitation Programs; Inmate Visiting Transportation; Jail Visitation Programs; Offender Advocates; Pregnant/Parenting Inmate Support Programs; Prison Library Services; Prison Ministries; Prison Ministry; Prison Visitation Programs; Prisoner Locator Services; Religious Services for Inmates; Volunteer Inmate Visiting; Volunteer Jail Visiting

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The Bank of America Merrill Lynch themselves, Social Finance Inc., New York State, the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), the U.S. Department of Labor, Chesapeake Research Associates, and The Rockefeller Foundation come together to address recidivism by training and employing ex-inmates.

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