Indianapolis RecycleForce

Program basics

  • Aims to increase employment and earnings through peer mentoring, job training, and job placement and to reduce recidivism
  • An intensive, highly supportive model provides transitional jobs, occupational training, case management, job development, work-related financial support, and child support–related assistance

Strength of evidence

Evidence level: Promising (Third-highest tier)


Promising (Third-highest tier)

Indianapolis RecycleForce is not yet in any of the major clearinghouses, but has demonstrated positive results in an independent, high-quality evaluation conducted by the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation

Target population

Formerly incarcerated individuals

Program cost

$11,000 per person

Implementation locations

Dates active

Not available

Outcomes and impact

  • Increased average earnings by $700 per year at 30 months
  • Reduced incarceration rate by 12 percentage points for high-risk participants

Keys to successful implementation

  • Content coming soon

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