Sober Fest offers support for Merced community
Merced resident Thomas Adame Jr. had his first drink when he was in his early teens and by age 19, he says, he was an alcoholic. By age 21, Adame says, he was drinking a bottle of Jack Daniels a day. “I had to have Jack just to function,” Adame, 39, said. “My hands would […] The post Sober Fest offers support for Merced community appeared first on BI Incorporated.
AR opens first reentry facility for former inmates
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — The Arkansas Department of Corrections opened the state’s first reentry facility. The goal is to provide training and resources for prisoners before they are released back into the community. Community health advocate Ruby Welch hopes the program will make the transition easier for inmates who have lost connection with […] The post AR opens first reentry facility for f...
UTEC and Roca Uplifted as Model Programs for Young Adults in the Justice System
UTEC and Roca, two Second Chance Act (SCA) grantees based in Massachusetts, were highlighted in a recent report by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) for their innovative approaches to working with young adults. The report, Environmental Scan of Developmentally Appropriate Criminal Justice Responses to Justice-Involved Young Adults, was published in June and identifies programs […] The post U...