PERCENT OF GOSO PARTICIPANTS STAY OUT OF PRISON OR JAIL
NEW JOB PLACEMENTS EVERY SINGLE YEAR
PERCENT ENGAGEMENT IN WORK AND SCHOOL
PERCENT OF PARTICIPANTS IN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM ATTAIN EMPLOYMENT
Reducing recidivism through education, job training and direct employment.
GOSO has established itself as one of the most effective reentry programs in the NYC area for 16 to 24 year-old men at Rikers Island. Fewer than 15% of GOSO participants return to jail, as compared to a national average of 67% for their age group. Over the past ten years we’ve proven that early intervention within the criminal justice system, along with supportive counseling, educational support, vocational training, and workforce development works to reduce recidivism and help our participants become contributing members of their communities.
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Employment is one of GOSO’s fundamental “Three E’s”: Education, Employment, and Emotional Well-Being. Our robust employment program, GOSOWorks, connects our participants with internship opportunities with over 70 employer partners across New York City. The Internship2Employment model consists of a three-month paid internship (GOSO subsidizes the wages), which can turn into a full-time employment opportunity.
In honor of the Martin Luther King Day of Service 2019, GOSO participants, staff, and volunteers came together to serve the community! #MLKDay is a day to remember and honor Dr. King’s legacy, and is also a day to challenge oneself to take action through service.
New year; new resolutions! In 2019, we’re resolving to seek out new, informed sources to educate ourselves on the progress of criminal justice reform efforts here in our City and beyond. Knowledge is power, and here are the podcasts, books and films playing in our ears and on our screens, and taking up residence on our bookshelves.
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