We reduce the chances of people returning to prison and rescue at-risk dogs. We accomplish this by nurturing the powerful bond between dogs and humans
New Leash on Life USA gives second chances to incarcerated individuals with an intensive program including life skills, career readiness and comprehensive case management. Men and women in the Philadelphia area are prepared for a successful transition back into their communities and the uncertainty they experience coming home without work is eliminated.
The New Leash program increases employment options and provides a means for developing responsibility and productivity among individuals in need. By engaging the community in providing solutions to recidivism, New Leash gives returning citizens equal possibilities to make the choices that lead to a better life, creating safer communities and increasing equity and opportunity in Philadelphia.
At-risk dogs are rescued from local shelters, paired with inmate trainers. Living side by side in the cells 24/7, inmates are taught the skills to socialize and care for their charges and prepare them for adoption as well behaved, healthy companions.