Efforts From Ex-Convicts
Efforts From Ex-Convicts, Inc (EFEC) is an interracial, non-sectarian, non-political 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EFEC’s main purpose is to operate:
- ‘Self-Help Programs’ designed to help ex-offenders (male and female) and persons who are involved with the criminal justice system
- Programs that help in the rehabilitation of individuals as they re-enter society
The plight of the ex-convict has worsened in this time of budget cuts and a non-responsive political system. Education, neighborhoods, and restrictive employment practices relate to an ex-offenders likelihood of reintegrating into society after release According to Nally et al. (2014), employment and level of formal education are an important predictor of recidivism.
The programs we implement provide needed support services, job training, and employment opportunities that assist ex-offenders in becoming self-sufficient, productive members of the community.
We are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) if the internal Revenue Code. Contributions are Tax deductible.
Nally, J.M., Lockwood, S., Ho, T., & Knutson, K. (2014). The post-release employment and recidivism among different types of offenders with a different level of education: A 5-year follow-up study in Indiana. International Journal of Criminal Sciences, 9 (1), 16-34.