Our Impact

Our work, works. The transformative environments we create for the justice-involved to rediscover their humanity, heal, and find purpose, generate massive internal shifts that lead to tangible results, improving the lives of everyone in the system and beyond.
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After sitting in group with Inside Circle for an average of 3 years, members demonstrate shifts in resilience, empathy, self-regulation, and perspective taking.

Inside Circle Survey of 55 Incarcerated Current and Former Group Participants

(% of respondents who indicated that the statements below were true to very true)

  • I AM BETTER ABLE TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY ACTIONS 98.1% 98.1%
  • I AM BETTER ABLE TO IDENTIFY AND MANAGE MY EMOTIONS 98.2% 98.2%
  • I BELIEVE MY LIFE HAS A PURPOSE 96.3% 96.3%
  • I AM MORE CONNECTED TO SOMETHING GREATER THAN MYSELF 98.1% 98.1%
  • I FEEL LESS ALONE 94.4% 94.4%
  • I FEEL I AM WORTH SOMETHING 96.2% 96.2%
  • I BELIEVE THAT LIFE HAS VALUE 98.1% 98.1%
  • I AM BETTER ABLE TO COPE WITH STRESS 96.3% 96.3%
  • I AM MORE IN CONTROL OF MY LIFE AND ACTIONS 98.1% 98.1%
  • I AM BETTER ABLE TO PUT MYSELF IN PEOPLE’S SHOES AND SEE THEIR SIDE OF THINGS 98.2% 98.2%
  • I AM MORE CONFIDENT IN MY ABILITY TO OVERCOME ADVERSITY 98.1% 98.1%

Our numbers demonstrate that the powerful mindset shifts we support on the inside, result in positive change on the outside..

 

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decline for participants in the number "115" rule violations after joining group

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of participants dropped 1-3 security levels after sitting in group for an average of 3 years

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of the 410 men served in prison are no longer in the system

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of released participants returned to prison within 3 years of release