An estimated 1.6 million North Carolinians––one in five adults––has a criminal record. In fiscal year 2017-2018, about 46% of StepUp Durham participants navigated their employment search with a criminal record.
Average cost of incarceration per individual in North Carolina
cost of employment training per participant at StepUp Durham
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 16.3% of the people living in Durham are below the poverty level. Many of these men and women are actively seeking a more stable living situation, but face challenges such as criminal backgrounds, racial inequality, histories of drug abuse, domestic violence, and/or homelessness.
Unemployment and lack of resources keeps the entire community from thriving. And every family deserves stability.
Job placements secured after completing StepUp's Employment Program
Of participants went from no income to an average wage of $11.23
All-time graduates since StepUp Durham opened in 2015
Sources for Statistics Referenced
Estimated Number of North Carolinians with Criminal Records - North Carolina Justice Center/North Carolina Second Chance Alliance
Cost of Corrections - North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Poverty Rate in Durham County - United States Census Bureau
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