Re-integration of Ex-offenders: Opportunities for the Community Work Programme to Assist in the Community Re-integration of Ex-offenders

The Community Work Programme (CWP) has recruited ex-offenders as participants in some of their sites across the country. Because CWP provides income opportunities, engages participants in community upliftment, and builds new relationships among participants, it presents a key opportunity for reintegration of ex-offenders. The CWP‘s focus on crime and violence prevention initiatives also provides an opportunity for ex-offenders to make a unique contribution and facilitate their reintegration back into communities, but it also comes with serious challenges. In this policy brief we look at the role that the CWP plays in facilitating the social and community reintegration of ex-offenders back into their communities.