Vericool: A Home Of Second Chances

The Vericool mission is to eliminate Styrofoam (EPS) usage in cold chain shipping with a social and environmentally green solution...Protecting our global landscape while giving parolees a second chance. Part of the corporate DNA of Vericool is to fight recidivism that will result in safer neighborhoods, reduced prison populations, reduced police work-loads, lower prison budgets, and most importantly, building stronger and more loving families.

Recidivism:

noun re·cid·i·vism

...a tendency to relapse into previous condition or mode of behavior; especially : relapse into criminal behavior.

A serious issue plaguing our communities is a forgotten group that most people disregard without a second thought; parolees and felons. The majority of these individuals come from broken homes plagued by drugs and sexual abuse endured as children. They either fell through the cracks or ended up in the system at an early age and it became a way of life without any direction or guidance; their lives resemble a feather blowing in the wind, being tossed around not knowing where it will end up.

Vericool understands we all make mistakes, especially those unfortunate individuals that were never equipped with the necessary tools required to live a productive life. Furthermore, not being equipped and defined as parolees and felons in today’s hi-tech recruiting culture, make it nearly impossible to live productive lives because they can’t get a job. The years spent in prison reflecting on the mistakes made and then eager to get out and be productive, are shattered once they receive their 500th rejection letter; hope is lost. Thereafter, strength, determination, willingness to-do-right & follow-the-rules also is sadly lost leading to recidivism and the associated negative societal impacts.

Vericool is ready to fight recidivism and believes we are morally called to help our fellow brothers and sisters because the greatest rewards and satisfaction are realized when we live life for others; helping others:

  • Take their fear and turn it into strength
  • Take lost hope and transform it into faith
  • Turn dreams into reality

We will provide an environment for second chances by

  • Offering well paid jobs
  • Leveraging networks that share a similar vision such as:
    • Defy Ventures - an entrepreneurship, employment, and character development training program for currently and formerly incarcerated men, women, and youth.
  • Working with local prisons to impact lives prior to release
  • Establish programs to make it simple to utilize established government programs for employers and formerly incarcerated men, women, & youth.

Vericool is committed to protecting our global landscape while giving formerly incarcerated men, women, and youth a second change to live productive lives.

Recidivism Among Federal Offenders:
A Comprehensive Overview, March 2016 – Key Findings
  • Over an eight year follow-up period, almost one-half of federal offenders released in 2005 (49.3%) were rearrested for a new crime or rearrested for a violation of supervision conditions.
  • Almost one-third (31.7%) of the offenders were also reconvicted, and one-quarter (24.6%) of the offenders were reincarcerated over the same study period.
  • Offenders released from incarceration in 2005 had a rearrest rate of 52.5 percent, while offenders released directly to a probationary sentence had a rearrest rate of 35.1 percent.
  • Of those offenders who recidivated, most did so within the first two years of the eight year follow-up period. The median time to rearrest was 21 months.
  • About one-fourth of those rearrested had an assault rearrest as their most serious charge over the study period. Other common most serious offenses were drug trafficking, larceny, and public order offenses.
  • A federal offender’s criminal history was closely correlated with recidivism rates. Rearrest rates range from 30.2 percent for offenders with zero total criminal history points to 80.1 percent of offenders in the highest Criminal History Category, VI. Each additional criminal history point was generally associated with a greater likelihood of recidivism.
  • A federal offender’s age at time of release into the community was also closely associated with differences in recidivism rates. Offenders released prior to age 21 had the highest rearrest rate, 67.6 percent, while offenders over sixty years old at the time of release had a recidivism rate of 16.0 percent. Other factors, including offense type and educational level, were associated with differing rates of recidivism but less so than age and criminal history. More detailed findings are contained below in Part IV.
  • http://www.ussc.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/research-and-publications/research-publications/2016/recidivism_overview.pdf