Craine House has achieved a 20% recidivism rate (nationally the recidivism rate is approximately 60%) and at a much less cost over traditional imprisonment. It keeps our communities safer and enables young women who have made poor choices in the past become responsible parents and more productive members of the community. Children of offenders are reportedly five times more likely to become victims or perpetrators of domestic violence and much more likely to commit violent crime. The goal of Craine House is to break these cycles of abuse, poverty and crime.
Craine House promotes a culture of self-sufficiency and self-confidence by providing an alternative to traditional incarceration in which women, who preschool children may reside with them while they serve their sentences, learn and practice life skills essential to breaking the generational cycle of criminal behaviors thus assuring brighter futures for themselves and their children.