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RESTORE YOUR BROTHER AND SISTER

R.Y.B.A.S is an assistance program that provides returning citizens with opportunities and aid to further their future.  After paying debts to society, many face brick walls upon returning to their communities. Whether they have been denied housing or employment, many result to their former circumstances in order to survive. 

Incarcerated
Incarcerated

According to prisonpolicy.org 2.3 million people are incarcerated.

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Mental illness
Mental illness

According to nami.org 2 million people with mental illness are booked into jails each year.

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Youth Confinement
Youth Confinement

According to ABC News More than 30,000 children under age 10 have been arrested in the US since 2013

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Employment
Employment

According to prisonlegalnews.org 27 percent of an estimated five million ex-offenders nationwide are unemployed – or around 1,350,000 people.

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Housing
Housing

According to prisonpolicy.org, formerly incarcerated people are almost 10 times more likely to be homeless than the general public.

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Falsely Accused
Falsely Accused

According to eji.org, Innocent Black people are seven times more likely to be convicted of murder than innocent white people. Black people convicted of murder are 50% more likely to be innocent than non-Black people convicted of murder.

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Pretrial Detention
Pretrial Detention

According to americasquarterly.org, In the U.S., which has the largest pretrial detention population in the world, 20 percent of detainees eventually had their case dismissed or were acquitted.

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Expungement
Expungement

According to PBS, Many returning citizens do not file to have their records expunged due to the filing cost and the lack of funds to hire a lawyer.

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Self Harm
Self Harm

According to the Lancet, Self-harm is a leading cause of morbidity in prisoners.

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