ABOUT AROUET FOUNDATION

 
We empower women, change lives, and better our community. 

The Arouet Foundation was incorporated as a 501c3 in 2011. Arouet’s reentry program (TOPS 1) was specifically designed to assist the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated reenter society and reduce their likelihood to recidivate.* To date, Arouet’s reentry program has a 6.1% recidivism rate. 

In 2017, the Arouet Foundation created two new programs – a post-release program (TOPS 2) and a Mentor program to assist the reentry program graduates better adjust to their professional & personal lives post-release. To date, Arouet’s post-release programs have a 0% recidivism rate. 

[*Recidivism is defined as the likelihood to return to prison within three years of release from either committing a new crime or returning for parole violations. Arizona’s current recidivism rate is 37.5%.]  Learn More About Arouet >

 

 



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The Arouet Foundation Appoints Nonprofit Champion Alison Rapping as Chief Executive Officer

Recognized Leader in the Nonprofit Community Will Drive Increased Awareness and Opportunity for the Arouet Foundation...

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Arizona Charitable Tax Credit

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1935 the growing total of hours that have been donated by volunteers to work with women in Arouet programs

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667 women have graduated the TOPS program since 2004

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6.1% recidivism rate for TOPS graduates compared to Arizona State Department of Corrections rate of 19.3%(for new felony convictions according to their “Five-Year Strategic Plan: FY 2017 to FY 2021”)

 

 

“The TOPS program taught me…how to forgive, put myself first, and make sure everything and everyone I choose to have in my life is a win-win.”

 

Patricia D, TOPS Graduate

FEATURED STORY

Well I suppose the hardest part of telling any story is figuring out where to begin, So allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ashley, I am 30 years old, I am a daughter, a wife, a mother and I am also an inmate in the Arizona Department of Corrections. Is this the way I planned my life? Not exactly… I was voted “most likely to be a pop star” in my senior year of high school and look at me now! I’m far from making headlines, at least the ones I had hoped to be making. Read More >

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