Evaluation Results

Research conducted by Choice Research Associates demonstrates that re-entry mediation decreases the predicted probability of recidivism - measured in re-arrest, re-conviction, and re-incarceration. Just the one 2-hour re-entry mediation session decreased the predicted probability of re-incarceration by 10%, with each additional session decreasing it by another 7%. The following research reports provide a summary of key findings related to recidivism.

Is re-entry mediation effective?

Recidivism is reduced by 13% after one mediation! And 8% every mediation after that.

Does it matter who participates?

Research suggests that the improvements in recidivism are associated with the process rather than specific relationships.