San Francisco currently has approximately 9,500 adults on parole and probation. Approximately 40% of people entering San Francisco county jails have previous arrests in San Francisco, and 70% of California state parolees are rearrested within three years of their release from prison. State prisons and county jails nationwide face similarly troubling recidivism rates. People who have previously been incarcerated face many problems including homelessness, joblessness, mental illness, and substance abuse, all of which can contribute to recidivism and limit positive integration into the community.
Read more about the needs of San Franciscan probationers and parolees here: Assessing Need for Reentry Services Among Probationers and Parolees in San Francisco