The shift to tougher penal policies in America more than three decades ago was originally credited with helping people in poor neighborhoods by reducing crime.
But now that America’s incarceration rate has risen to be the world’s highest, many social scientists find the social benefits to be far outweighed by the costs to those communities and to local budgets.
This same social devastation is also taking place in just about every country worldwide. By working together not just locally but globally as well, provides a much broader base of support to enhance opportunity and create jobs in a global micro economy.
As people of different cultures, backgrounds and religions come together to support solutions for a common cause, this demonstrates the power of change that cooperation and participation can have to provide pathways of opportunity directly to those in need.