Dismas Charities Louisville Staff Participate In Re-Entry Simulation Held For Probation & Parole

The Greater Louisville Re-entry Coalition and Kentucky Probation and Parole held a re-entry simulation to give parole officers a better understanding of the struggles parolees experience and the limited resources available to them upon release. All 30 of the participants received instructions listing weekly tasks they must complete. Tables were set up around the St. […]

Diersen Charities Las Cruces Holds Family Centered Cookout

In early June, Las Cruces staffer Melissa Patiño organized a day centered around family. Residents were encouraged to invite family and friends to participate in a special lunch prepared by staff. The more than 90 attendees were served grilled steaks. “Residents families play a huge role in their success once they release from our program […]

Dismas Charities Laredo Holds Mini Health Clinics For Residents

In late June, the Dismas Charities Laredo Texas Visitation Room was converted into six mini-clinics where residents were provided free primary care assessments that included blood pressure checks, glucose testing, body mass index, physicals, mental health assessments, and referrals to a private physician, or private and public clinics. The event was held by a traveling […]

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!