Research shows that strong family ties are critical for successful re-entry into the community. Our offender and family programs work together to forge those critical ties. We teach offenders and families how to set common goals, take advantage of available resources, and become more productive members of their community. As we work together, a brighter future emerges for offenders and their families, and that has a very powerful effect on their family and their community: adults are more employable and their children do better in school, crime and recidivism go down and communities become safer. Tax dollars spent on incarceration and social services decrease. In short, communities become better places in which to live and work for all of us. Learn more about how Families in Crisis helps build community by helping offenders and their families in the Services, Client Stories, and Resources section of our web site.