Virginia’s re-incarceration rate is the lowest in the country for the third consecutive year at 23.4%. This is in large part due to The Virginia Department of Corrections re-entry programs, including Virginia Correctional Enterprises' job skills training programs, which mirror private-sector business environments.
VCE job training programs are voluntary and inmates interview to be accepted. The job skills and experience gained from VCE programs enable inmates a greater chance of finding a job after release. Purchases from VCE also lower the costs associated with operating Virginia's criminal justice system.