January 23rd, 2018
Statistical information and successes since 1/2013
Presently, 682 client files in office: 304, of said clients have served Prison sentences, 341 clients are former Midland County Jail inmates, 36 are ATV clients.
Employment assistance: In 2017 MCFOAR has placed over 70 clients with employment, assisted 51 with housing, with either move in or emergency rent.
Many other clients of MCFOAR are on Social Security Disability, Social Security Income, Pensions, or have found work on their own or had opportunities available to them after incarceration.
* Employment and Housing are the major predictors of whether a former offender will reoffend.
Statistical information and successes for the three-year period: 1/23/15-1/23/18
Note: MCFOAR uses this three-year measurement because the State and National figures are based on a two-year period.
MCFOAR has received 148 former prison inmates, as clients since January 23rd, 2015. Of those only 10 are now incarcerated in our State Prison System.
The reduction in recidivism rate is a substantial savings to the citizens of Midland County in regard to Midland County Jail housing cost, law enforcement judicial system, and most importantly the lower number of victims in our community. All of this makes Midland a safer and more attractive area to businesses and new residents.
Statistics related to cost of housing MDOC prison inmates
The average cost of housing 1 prisoner for 1 year in the Michigan State Prison System is up to $45,000.
In 2017 MCFOAR received 119 New clients, over the last 3 years we have received 140 new, former prisoner inmates, 14 having returned over that 3 year period. In 2017 we assisted 51 clients and their families with move in and emergency rent, and placed 68 with employment, total assists for all MCFOAR clients in 2017 was 678.
Recent donations to MCFOAR:
- $30,000.00 from MACF for Work Force Development and Housing
- $10,000.00 from CDBG for Work Force Development and Housing
- $2,000.00, Doan Family Foundation
- approximately $9,500.00 raised from First Annual MCFOAR Fundraiser Dinner
- over $7,000.00 from individual donors.