"The Chattanooga Endeavors Building Bridges program represents one effort focused on helping ex-offenders find gainful employment through improving their interpersonal skills, education, and employability. The primary purpose of the Building Bridges program was to increase the likelihood that offenders released into the community would avoid re-arrest and re-incarceration by obtain meaningful employment. This outcome evaluation focused on three research questions utilizing a quasi-experimental design with a comparison group: (1) Does the program have an effect on recidivism? (2) Does the program have an effect on employment? (3) Does the program have an effect ton successful supervision?"
Document No. 235576
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: https://www.ncjrs.gov/