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Working with returning citizens can be a challenging but vital role in supporting successful reentry and reducing recidivism rates. Returning citizens are individuals who are released from incarceration and re-enter society, often facing significant challenges in the transition back to their communities.
One effective approach when working with returning citizens is to use a strengths-based perspective. This means focusing on their strengths and abilities, rather than their criminal histories, to help them build the skills and resilience necessary to overcome the challenges they face. This approach can help empower returning citizens to take an active role in their own reentry process and build a sense of hope and optimism for their future.