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More than 600,000 people are released from state and federal prisons every year and hundreds of thousands more are released from local jails. This means, more people than ever are leaving the prison systems, to return to their families and community. Returning citizens often have a difficult time transitioning, primarily because of a lack of employment. This lack of employment causes the cycle of poverty and crime to continue and has a negative effect on the entire community.

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About Tiffany McClary

Tiffany McClary is the Director of Communications, Marketing & Outreach for the New Jersey State Library. She coordinates marketing and public relations initiatives in order to enhance the reputation of the State Library, and promote the value of NJ libraries and the services and programs that they provide to residents.