A lot of people who have been convicted and later released after serving their jail term have found it hard to mingle freely with other citizens because they feel victimized. What we need to understand is that there are so many people who have been convicted for crimes they even didn’t commit. Besides even if they had committed the crime, there is still a second chance to such people and it’s not good to look down upon them or victimize them. Having helpful programs to help these people in the society is important and this article highlights some reasons or importances of helping these returning citizens.
You help them know the dangers of being involved in a crime again. Experience is the best teacher and these person who has already been convicted has experience of what is awaiting them once they commit a crime again. However, human beings are quick to forget and so they need to be reminded. When there are programs that will help them by reminding them of the consequences of a crime, they end up being better citizens who will help build a country.
It helps the returning citizens feel valued and accepted in the community. Many of the returning citizens go back to committing a crime since they feel that they are not wanted in the society. When they get people who will embrace them and talk to them nicely, they feel wanted and appreciated and for this reason they end up seeing other people as friends and this will make them not go back to the crime. It’s good to show love to these people once again if we want them to live well with us and if we mean well for them. Having organizations that will embrace these people and coach them to be better citizens is therefore very important. Everybody can contribute towards this by even helping these organizations achieve this dream either in kind or financially and together we will build a good nation.
These programs will help reduce vices in the society. When bad people are in the society, no one is safe. You should know that even your child or children can learn such bad habits through these returning citizens if they are not changed. It’s good therefore to make sure that you play your role in helping stop vices in the society through supporting such programs that helps the returning citizens. When returning citizens have these programs that teach them and keep them busy, they get to know the right things to do and the importance of being good citizens.
Also, returning citizens become responsible citizens who will help to grow the economy through these programs. For the economy to grow, their must be people who are investing and working hard. When returning citizens are back in the society and start venturing into important matters that are beneficial to the society, the economy will grow. This is very important forevery citizen since they will reap the benefits of having a good and stable economy.