Archives for April 2014

Ivy Tech students tour Portland

On April 8, students from Ivy Tech’s Community Based Corrections class toured the Portland facility. Instructor Leonard Gardneour (front right) is a retired Probation and Parole Officer and is familiar with Dismas Charities.  

Diersen Charities-Memphis staff attend USPO Conference

On April 3, the Chief and Deputy Chiefs of the Western District U.S. Probation Office hosted a tour of their offices for Memphis Director James Williams and all key staff members. Memphis staff attended a probation revocation hearing and a Drug Court hearing. Chief Probation Officer Alice Conley (at left standing) also hosted a round […]

Dismas Charities St. Ann COPES group teaches fatherhood

The St. Ann Fatherhood Program, which supports fathers re-entering the community following incarceration, was recently presented by COPES staffers Andrew Boone and Paul Susan. The program offers fathers, expectant fathers and those playing a “fatherly” role in the life of minors, the opportunity to enhance their skills for developing greater intimacy in their relationships for […]

Captain Buchinski Splits Time Between Military Career And Dismas Charities El Paso Internship

Captain Terri Buchinski is currently Commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 410th Civil Affairs Battalion for the United States Army.  And since last year, she has been an MSW intern at the El Paso facility. Buchinski has served with the 511th Military Police Company and as a Platoon Leader during Operation Enduring […]

Dismas Charities El Paso Intern Program – 14 years strong

The El Paso internship program currently includes students from the University of Texas at El Paso social work program, both BSW and MSW, Webster’s University masters in counseling students, and the University of Southern California master social work program. The students conduct psychosocial assessments, group sessions to include the Transition Skills groups and individual case […]

Federal Judge and Staff Tour Dismas-Atlanta Facility

On Feb. 25, U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg, appointed to the federal bench by President Obama in 2011, and several of her staff members toured the Dismas Charities facility in Atlanta. Judge Totenberg spent several hours interacting with staff and residents during the tour. Afterward, Judge Totenberg sent a letter, and a member of the […]

Dismas Volunteer Debbie Vice teaches valuable life skills through cooking

Dismas volunteer Debbie Vice assisted the men of St. Ann on 4/1/14 with making a lasagna meal that included carrot salad, macaroni salad and a tasty pineapple upside down cake.  Food wasn’t the only thing cooking in the kitchen on Tuesday, valuable skills were being taught by Ms. Vice and learned by the men as […]