As part of UFC's program on curbing recidivism, or the likelihood a person will relapse into criminal behavior, UFC is presenting "Survivor Tales", an outlet allowing ex-offenders to do video diaries. Funded by the Cook County Justice Advisory Council, this series not only gives the public a unique look at the offender's struggles, but also provides an outlet for creative expression to accompany our prevention/awareness programming.

Recidivism Reduction Program

UFC's Recidivism Reduction Program services teens and young adults (16-28 yrs) who have been recently released from prison/detention centers as well as ex-offenders.

The program is a free and consists of 12 weeks of workshops focusing on the 4 main barriers to successful re-entry into society following incarceration:

  • Proper Housing
  • Adequate Employment
  • Education
  • Substance Abuse

Other free services are also included for participants of the program.

Program Contact: Philip Banks , 881-1711, ext. 1188