Isn’t it about time we stop the revolving door of arrest and re arrest in underserved communities. Young Adults once arrested or re-arrested 85% of the time in just 12 months, the current system does not help them get out of a life of crime. Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative Introduction video addresses this.
Once released. Once a young person is arrested, the opportunities such as finding work finding housing, are almost non existent. This creates a loss of hope and frequently leads to depression. Due to setbacks, they find themselves mentally incarcerated. In other words, being free from physical jail, but being mentally imprisoned, many are forced back into a life of crime. And unfortunately, some even commit suicide.
The Juvenile Justice Reformation Act concentrated on reducing crime before incarceration and for protection of inmates while incarcerated, but provided little direction for providing mechanisms for post incarcerated young adults to be reintegrated back into society.
Dr. Surajit Khanna perceived this gap and as a result, launched his ReturningYouth.com Initiative to provide them with proper housing, medical and psychological assistance, short term job training, career counseling, and peer support to improve their lives. He created this initiative with a loving holistic approach, because he believes the missing link in their lives is this love and support.
This is what Dr. Khanna has to say about this Initiative:
Dr. Surajit Khanna’s Returning Youth Initiative Introduction
Transforming Post Incarcerated Young Adult Lives
Dr. Surajit Khanna Speaks
“I’m proud to be part of this initiative. My message to the young people coming out of incarceration is that do not let your period of incarceration define who you are. We’re transforming young post incarcerated adults to productive lives for themselves, their families and their community.”
Please go to ReturningYouth.com or call 302-746-2311. Let’s make a difference for the future of this country.