Archives for July 2018

Federal Judge Starrett Visits Dismas Charities Hattiesburg

U.S. Federal Judge Keith Starrett, of the Southern District of Mississippi, recently visited the Dismas Charities Hattiesburg Mississippi facility along with his Secretary Debra Jackson, and U.S. Probation Officer Amanda Pierce. Director Chris Kelly hosted a lunch and tour of the program. The attendees discussed the newly-developed Employment Court, designed to help offenders without adequate […]

Dismas Charities Macon Residents & Staff Clean Second Street

Staff and residents from the Dismas Charities Macon Georgia facility turned out in force in mid-April to continue their work at keeping their street clean of litter. The facility joined the city’s beautification project last year in cleaning Second Street from Cotton Avenue to Eisenhower Parkway. The program, known as Adopt-A-Spot, involves local, state and […]

Dismas Charities Manchester Residents Serve Groceries To The Needy

Residents from the Manchester program volunteered their time recently at the Church of God Worship Center to help fill the grocery carts for nearly 500 local needy families from the Clay County area. Each attendee received prepared boxes of drinks, canned foods, fresh produce, non-perishable items and detergent. In addition to assembling the items, the […]

Dismas Charities Kearney Nebraska Program Donates Over 30 Baskets

The Dismas Charities Kearney Nebraska program assembled and donated 30 “Spring” baskets and buckets to brighten the day of the children of the Early Head Start Program, operated by the Mid-Nebraska Community Action Partnership. Head Start provides child care -related programs to low income families for their children up to three years of age. Included […]

Dismas Charities Montgomery Alabama Residents Volunteer To Paint At Brewbaker Middle School

As part of its on-going efforts to help the youth of the community, Dismas Charities Montgomery residents volunteered to help paint the classrooms and cafeteria at Brewbaker Middle School, home to over 850 disadvantaged students. Earnestine Woods, a Montgomery Public School Officer with Have a Heart for Children organization, coordinated the event. Have a Heart […]

Dismas Charities El Paso Director Published In Community Corrections Textbook

El Paso Director Yvette Colorado has been cited as an authority on residential re-entry systems with her views published in a collegelevel textbook. The 12th Edition of Community-Based Corrections by Leanne Fiftal Alarid, provides an introduction to the theory, evidence-based practices, and latest research in community-based corrections. Students learn about supervision techniques and treatment programs […]

Dismas Charities Sioux City Staff Attend College Career Fair

Sioux City Resident Monitor Lucero Vasquez (left) and Cook Michael Schultz (center) attended the Wayne State College Career Fair with Community Relations Board member Kevin McCormick, who is also a Detective with the Sioux City Police Department. The trio discussed Dismas and invited the attendees to apply for internships. Like Us On Facebook!

Happy 4th of July!

The 4th of July – Independence Day – is the National Day of the United States of America. It is commonly celebrated with fireworks, parades, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, games, reunions, or political speeches and ceremonies celebrating the history, government and traditions of the United States. It was 242 years ago that the Continental Congress […]

Dismas Charities Del Rio Staff Attend Own Your Story Women’s Conference

Five female staff from the Del Rio program attended the 2018 Southwest Texas Women’s Seminar with the theme of “Own Your Story”. Sponsored by the U.S. Border Patrol, the guests heard from motivational speaker Tinesha Cherry who is also an author, poet life coach, and leadership trainer. Cherry is also founder of She Strong, an […]