top of page

Five Myths about Returning Citizens and Reentry

Returning citizens are often stigmatized by negative perceptions and myths. The misconceptions and fears associated with reentering society can influence the success of a returning citizen.

To enact change in our communities for returning citizens, more community members need to better understand incarceration, criminal records, and the common reasons why people become involved with the law. The goal is for returning citizens to live in inclusive environments regardless of their past indiscretions.

Unfortunately too much misinformation and misunderstandings exists on reentry. Dismantling these myths can help to create more spaces for successful reentry to occur. By learning and practicing empathy, resi