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We can create a societal savings of $30 billion.

How is this possible?

Statistics from 1998, state there is an overwhelming societal cost for each youth who is headed for a life of crime.

“The overall lifetime estimate per youth is $2.3 to $5.3 million”.
~Mark A. Cohen, Owen School of Management, Vanderbilt University
"The Monetary Value of Saving High-Risk Youth, pubished 1998

In today's terms, this is estimated to be $3 million spent per youth for a lifetime of crime and incarceration. If Release the Fear had that same $3 million, we would be able to positively impact 40,000 individuals over a ten-year period (based on a tuition cost of $100 per participant).  

Surveys conducted of Detention Staff report that these programs have resulted in a reduction in recidivism of 25%, which for 40,000 RTF program participants would equal 10,000 individuals potentially saved from a life of crime.

10,000 X 3 Million = $30,000,000,000.00 savings to society, using current day costs.

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Release the Fear is a qualified charity under the Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations (previously called the Working Poor tax credit) - These tax credits effectively redistribute your Arizona taxes from the Arizona Department of Revenue to the charities of your choice. Your donation could equal a dollar-for-dollar tax credit up to $400 for individuals or $800 for married filing jointly. As an added benefit, Release the Fear is a qualified 501(c)(3) organization and your donation could also qualify for a federal tax deduction.