Richard Ruscitti

Become a Safer Employer

“Safer provides us with a solid, stable workforce of knowledgeable people.”

— Richard Ruscitti, South Chicago Dodge

Eric Zorn

Become a Safer Supporter

“Safer Foundation ... is, in a very real sense, a crime-fighting organization.”

Eric Zorn, Chicago Tribune

What We Do

Our mission is to support, through a full spectrum of services, the efforts of people with criminal records to become employed, law-abiding members of the community and as a result, reduce recidivism. LEARN MORE

  • Watch and Listen
    • Juvenile offenders succeed through Safer Foundation: DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Teenagers… MORE >

    • PBS NewsHour 12/25/2014 - Ban the Box : Many employers require job applicants to disclose… MORE >

    • Bernie and Gus: Their Vision: From a 2014 interview with Safer co-founders Raymond “Bernie”Curran and Gus Wilhelmy.… MORE >

  • Headlines
    • Adult & Juvenile Expungement Summit: Cook County Clerk Dorothy Brown presents an expungement Summit June 6, 2015… MORE >

    • Cook County Juvenile Justice System Leaders Pledge Support for Rehabilitation Over Incarceration: Safer Foundation CEO… MORE >

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  • Reentry Resources
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  • Public Policy
    • The Statistics: Below are data, gathered from independent sources, showing a breakdown of individuals affected by… MORE >

    • Council of Advisors to Reduce Recidivism through Employment (CARRE): In order to make… MORE >

  • Success Stories
    • Nadeja Beasley: Nadeja Beasley had 10 long years to think about some costly choices she… MORE >

    • Jay Borchert: Jay Borchert can proudly say he’s been clean for ten years. Earlier in… MORE >

    • Juan Cruz: Juan Cruz once lived the life of a gangbanger on the streets of Chicago. The… MORE >

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