When you check out the numbers of recidivism, the sad fact is; over 76% of released inmates are rearrested and reincarcerated within five years.
A lot of folks could be doing a lot more to help guys stay out of jail including YWAP. The only thing we've found that produces true life-change, is learning about God.
People who begin a personal relationship with God, learn what it means to be humble and put others first. They learn how their actions have affected others. They feel sorry as they learn about love, commitment and truth. Repentance is an action that says "I'm sorry for my bads. I want to change my life. I want to live out God's purpose for my life."
Repentance will reduce recidivism.
Renewing your mind in Christ will reduce selfishness that leads to jail.