Fifteen years ago, Joe Doe was convicted of raping of woman. He never admitted to the crime even though to do so would have reduced his sentence by 5 years. He insists that he was innocent. Now, 40 years old, he is a free man. He's a registered sex offender and has criminal record a mile long, though the other charges relate to lesser crimes (causing a disturbance or selling drugs). Joe is hardened and angry and not very bright. He is unattractive with bad teeth, bad skin, and tattoos up his neck and down his arms. Yet, for the sake of his mom, who he loves, he wants to do "the right thing." Every day he looks for work, and once in awhile picks up a few bucks, but certainly not enough to live on. No one wants to hire him. Now, after a year out of prison, he is on food stamps and receives about $300/month cash from the State while pursuing his Social Security disability claim, which is a long shot. If he can't find work and can't make ends meet, he sees his choices as living in shelters or going back to a life of crime, which will put him back in prison. He says of prison, "It wasn't that bad. It was a lot of easier, I got along good with the guys, and got fed." Joe is not a real client, but he's based on real clients, people released from years of prison who are willing to give the straight and narrow a chance, if only it gave them a chance. Joe is not a nice man and does not deserve our love and generosity, but he is a social problem. If we do nothing, he may harm your family member and yet you will still contribute to his room and board at the state penitentiary. So, what do you propose?