Organization name: RecycleForce

Program Type

Leadership skills & college/career prep programs
Work-based learning programs

Ages Served:

19-25 Years


Brief Program Summary: RecycleForce provides guarnateed transitional employment and paid education for people recently released from prison referred by the courts or criminal justice oversight like parole or community correction. Employment and training is provided within a recycling facility.
Success Metrics: A randomized controlled study showed that RecycleForce participants earned $5800 more than peers leaving the Indiana Department of Corrections, and committed less crime, including violent crime, over a 30-month period.


Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served


Black or African Americans Annually Served


Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served


Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: High concentration of participants live in 46218, 46201,
46202, 46222


Annual Operating Cost: $4,000,000
Initial Start-Up Cost: N/A

Contact Information

Organization Name: RecycleForce
Respondents Name: Gregg Keesling


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