WELCOME
TO INTERDISCIPLINARY ACTION RESEARCH
CENTERS
A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

RESOURCES FOR VULNERABLE ADULT POPULATIONS TO REINTEGRATE SUCCESSFULLY

 

MISSION STATEMENT


Interdisciplinary Action Research Centers  (IARC) provides vulnerable adults with resources to successfully reintegrate into society as active productive citizens, by relying on evidence-based research to design comprehensive community mentoring programs for re-entrants and other marginalized groups such as veterans, unsheltered neighbors, and chemically dependent persons.

  1. MISSION STATEMENT
    MISSION STATEMENT
    Interdisciplinary Action Research Centers (IARC) provides vulnerable adults with resources to successfully reintegrate into society as active productive citizens, by relying on evidence-based research to design comprehensive community mentoring programs for re-entrants and other marginalized groups such veterans, unsheltered neighbors, and chemically dependent persons.
  2. WHY IARC
    WHY IARC
    Today, there are a wide variety of initiatives geared toward helping vulnerable individuals reintegrate in their communities. A close analysis of those initiatives reveals that most, if not all, focus on a few key areas, such as providing temporary shelter, teaching money management, or training for specific trades. Reintegrating vulnerable individuals is a complex problem that requires a multi-faceted approach to effectively tackle the numerous obstacles that impede success. This action research project will rely on a holistic approach (social, cultural, spiritual, economic, and political) to help vulnerable individuals become productive community members, thus breaking the cycle returning to marginalizing behaviors. Additional components of the project include, but are not limited to: identification of obstacles that impede progress (e.g. housing, education, employment, financial literacy); identification of social support services (e.g. mental health, individual and family counseling, health care access, mentoring); and engagement with local government, nonprofit, and faith-based institutions. IARC intends to address these concerns by facilitating: A nation-wide network to support marginalized individuals Research-based programs and services Continuous mentoring and follow up Inter-disciplinary Action Research Centers (IARC) To accomplish these challenging initiatives, the IARC, a nonprofit umbrella organization, will oversee the design and the implementation of a longitudinal research project. Specifically, the IARC will be responsible for: Pairing the vulnerable individuals with needed services and service providers Creating a database of all local, state, and federally funded programs Creating a "Vulnerable individuals Savings Club" which will turn into a "Vulnerable individuals Credit Union" Developing a social entrepreneurship program designed to help identify and create streams of income for vulnerable individuals Tracking and following closely action research participants Partnering with “Healing Communities”
  3. STATISTICS
    STATISTICS
    Bureau of Justice Statistics studies have found high rates of recidivism among released prisoners. One study tracked 404,638 prisoners in 30 states after their release from prison in 2005.[1] The researchers found that: 1 YEAR Of those prisoners who were rearrested, more than half (56.7 percent) were arrested by the end of the first year 3 YEARS Within three years of release, about two-thirds (67.8 percent) of released prisoners were rearrested 5 YEARS Within five years of release, about three-quarters (76.6 percent) of released prisoners were rearrested PROPERTY OFFENDERS Property offenders were the most likely to be rearrested, with 82.1 percent of released property offenders arrested for a new crime compared with 76.9 percent of drug offenders, 73.6 percent of public order offenders and 71.3 percent of violent offenders
  4.  JOIN THE MOVEMENT
    JOIN THE MOVEMENT
    DONATE TODAY Your contribution will help us continue to build a successful organization & secure better & brighter futures for the men and women we serve. Give to the IARC to help us change lives, build healthier communities, and transform the justice system. VOLUNTEER Join the IARC community. Become a mentor to an IARC participant. Host a workshop for IARC. Support an event. Help out around the office.
INTERDISCIPLINARY ACTION RESEARCH CENTERS
PRESS RELEASE
IARC WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS AND ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

FOUNDERS

GEDEON M. MUDACUMURA, PH.D. National Office (USA)
National President
717-856-6797



DARLENE PIERRE-LOUIS, MBA
Midwest Regional Office (USA)
National Treasurer
708-921-7756