Speaks about Positive Impact of Newark Re-Entry Program
The December 12, 2012 episode of the Daily Show, featured a conversation between its host Jon Stewart and the mayor of Newark, NJ, Cory Booker. During a conversation about how government can get out in front of crises, Mayor Booker discussed the cost-effectiveness of supportive housing.
He followed up his comments about supportive housing for the homeless with equally adept points about the impact of re-entry programs that help reduce recidivism among young men returning to the community following incarceration.
In partnership with the Corporation for Supportive Housing, Newark’s Office of Reentry operates a program that targets high utilizers of the jail and homeless system and provides them with supportive housing. The goal of this program is to not only interrupt and end the individuals’ cycle of homelessness and incarceration, but also to reduce the massive costs to taxpayers due to high utilization of these crisis systems.
If you are unable to view the video click here to watch the clip of the show (at 5:00.)