WE ARE HERE TO HELP
"It is our mission to reduce recidivism one ex-offender at a time."
The Illinois State Constitution indicates “All penalties shall be determined both according to the seriousness of the offense and with the objective of restoring the offender to useful citizenship.” However, it is silent on how prison will serve that purpose. Productive Citizens was established to pick up where prison left off.
Productive Citizens’ focus is on restoring the offender to productive and useful citizenship through addressing the mental health, educational, employment, and familial relationship needs of prisoners re-entering society by providing a thorough and in-depth support after prisoners have been released. When a person is restored to productive citizenship, recidivism is lower and public safety is improved.