IPI utilized a database customized to track participant’s progress in the IPI contract phase. For each area we will record whether the participant has not yet created an action plan, has created a plan but has not taken action, is moving forward, has stopped progress, or has achieved his goal. IPI will also track employment and recidivism data that will determine which contract areas are most related and effective in successful reintegration. After gathering and examining a year of two of data, we will be able to answer questions about behaviors of formerly incarcerated and reentry itself. This will also allow us to identify areas most related to decrease in recidivism or what is the increase in employment retention for people who complete their goals. This gathering of data will not only help us improve our programs but also our service delivery on future initiatives.
Future IPI Goals - Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents Program. Mentoring has been
demonstrated to be an effective intervention for youth as children in mentoring relationships have
improved school attendance, less drug/alcohol use, improved attitudes towards adults, fewer incidents of violent behavior and less likely to become incarcerated themselves. In addition to these programs, IPI will offer assistance in:
~ Youth Services
~ Substance Abuse Intervention
~ Women Services
~ Children of Incarcerated Parents Program