We rely on a holistic approach that gives equal weight to social, cultural, spiritual, and economic dimensions by designing comprehensive strategies to help vulnerable individuals become productive community members.

Specifically IARC will facilitate;

  • A Dauphin County pilot support network
  • Research-based programs and services
  • Continuous mentoring

An Interdisciplinary group of academics and practitioners decided to initiate a longitudinal action research project aimed at determining and assessing evidence-based interventions targeting the reentrant, unsheltered neighbor, veteran, and chemically-dependent population's successful reentry into society.

IARC promotes an innovative, comprehensive, and practical approach to action research combining three populations including veteran subgroups. The concept builds a foundation of support networks based on mentoring, job placement, and other practical interventions.

Marginalized people  are facing multiple challenges. A holistic approach is needed to build skills and resiliency. 

Lenneal Henderson, Ph.D.

Gedeon M. Mudacumura,Ph.D.

"Action and participatory action research to prevent recidivisim and advance re-integration with social systems."
"Long-term ongoing follow-up is the hallmark of this research project. This continuous follow-up will enable the research participants to stay fully engaged in socioeconomic activities, thus maximizing the likelihood of breaking the cycle of vulnerability."