Evidence of Impact: Proving Program Effects

The initial findings from a comprehensive, longitudinal evaluation of the TPJ program by the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University have revealed that this program transforms prisoners’ lives. The research shows empirical evidence that through increasing prisoners’ religious engagement, TPJ increases their motivation for identity transformation, or, finding a new meaning and purpose in life despite their criminal past and current incarceration. It also helps them grow in virtue and reduces their aggression – all social indicators that they are on a path to successful rehabilitation. These constructive actions typically lead to a positive culture change within prisons.