Breaking the cycle of recidivism. One job at a time.
Coffee Crafters Academy operates cafes inside of correctional facilities across the state of Ohio. We train facility residents to become certified baristas that create a variety of artisan, handcrafted coffee, smoothie, and tea drinks to sell to other residents, staff and visitors at the institution. Our resident employees develop marketable skills and a positive work history that will help them obtain employment once released.
Our Social Impact
Our ultimate goal is to ensure that the justice involved individuals that come through our program are set up with the skills, environment and support that they need to never return to prison again. We follow-up with and maintain relationships with all of our resident employees, post-release, regardless of the particular path he/she might choose. Everyone’s path is different so we strive to responsibly support them in whatever ways we can. Our primary quantitative measurement is the recidivism rate of those that come through our program compared with that of the national average. To date, the recidivism rate is less than 5% within one year of release while we have created more than 50 meaningful jobs for incarcerated individuals.