Between 2013 and 2016, Illinois reentry service centers (RSCs) for medium- to high-risk parolees helped reduce three-year recidivism rates by 50%, compared to a control group containing individuals receiving traditional parole supervision. Those RSC program graduates saw a 23% recidivism rate, while those receiving traditional parole supervision saw a 46% recidivism rate. RSCs use evidence-based programming delivered in group and individual sessions. The programming includes: Cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) Addiction treatment Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT, a type of behavioral therapy aimed at decreasing the likelihood of someone returning to abusing substances . . .
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