Project Rebound, the campus-based re-entry program for the formerly incarcerated that assists them as students at Cal State San Bernardino, will host an orientation on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 5:30-7 p.m., for those interested in participating in the program.
The orientation will take place on Zoom and can be accessed at https://csusb.zoom.us/j/9168599580.
“We understand that things can get quite busy, especially at the start of the year, but we will have special guest speakers that want to contribute to helping you get acclimated to this coming year,” said Louie Martinez, Project Rebound’s new outreach coordinator.
Project Rebound helps those who have spent time in prison to earn college degrees, drastically reducing the likelihood they will return to incarceration.
California has historically suffered from one of the highest recidivism rates in the nation, with two-thirds of those released from prison returning within a few years. For those participating in college programs, the odds of returning to prison are reduced by 51 percent. In 2010, for example, the percentage of Project Rebound students who returned to prison was just 3 percent.