Getting Out And Staying Out (GOSO) works on reducing recidivism through Education, Employment, and Emotional Well-Being. They offer reentry programs in NY for 16 to 24-year-old, justice-involved men. GOSO encourages participants to earn their high school equivalency diploma at their on-site school, or at an off-site high school or equivalency program. They also support participants in exploring different educational opportunities, including trade school and college-level education, depending on their goals and aspirations. GOSO has offered comprehensive job readiness training to all participants, providing the tools and guidance to help them enter the workforce. Understanding the barriers that justice-involved people face in the job market. Their GOSOWorks program connects participants with internship-to-employment opportunities to help level the playing field and assist participants in earning full-time employment. GOSO puts a strong emphasis on mental health, therefore they have licensed social workers who ensure that every participant has the support necessary to achieve their goals, avoid recidivism, and maintain their independence.
The Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility (ATEF) helps prepare participants to transition from incarceration to re-entry. It is a residential facility that provides comprehensive behavioral, vocational and educational services to prepare incarcerated people to enter the Work Release Program.