In an ideal world, the goal of the criminal justice system is to turn former criminals into law abiding citizens, who are able to contribute to society. In practice, however, a lot of the responsibility falls upon those navigating re-entry themselves.
If you have recently been released from prison, there may be much about the world that has changed in your time away. By understanding the criminal rehabilitation and re-entry tools available to you, you can develop your resume, learn new skills, identify good financial habits, and return to society to live a peaceful and helpful life. Learning about these resources can help you to establish a career for yourself with an eye towards longer term goals like saving for retirement, buying a house, or putting your kids through college.