T4C Graduation Held At Dismas Charities Portland

The Dismas Charities Portland program hosted a Thinking For a Change (T4C) graduation for 18 students. T4C is a 3- to 4-month program that teaches participants how thinking controls behavior. Role play in class is used to practice specific skills. Kentucky Department of Corrections staff attending included Probation, Parole, and Reentry Officers, Supervisors, Field Training […]

Dismas Charities Tupelo Residents Hear From Former Residents

During National Reentry Week, former residents Stephen Goins and Johnny Nash, and recent, successful graduates of the North Mississippi Reentry Court spoke to current Tupelo residents about the pitfalls and mistakes they made upon release. A question-and answer session followed with U.S. Probation Officer and RRC Liaison Chad Redditt. Goins and Nash served an average […]

Norton Holds Mini Health Fair At Dismas Charities St. Ann

A Mini Health Fair was held at the St. Ann facility where the 50 clients attending were provided cardiovascular and cholesterol screenings, and education on prostate and skin care. Representatives from the Volunteers of America were also on hand to provide free HIV testing. Above John Renfrow (left), event coordinator for Norton Healthcare Prevention & […]

Dismas Charities El Paso Holds Health Fair

The El Paso program held a health fair with eight local agencies offering staff and residents free information and screenings, HPV vaccines and other services. The agencies taking part were the University of Texas at El Paso School of Nursing, Kool Smiles Family Dental, Women Infants & Children, MCNA Dental, El Paso Health Department, Las […]

Dismas Charities Tupelo Residents Hear From Former Residents

During National Reentry Week, former residents Stephen Goins and Johnny Nash, and recent, successful graduates of the North Mississippi Reentry Court spoke to current Tupelo residents about the pitfalls and mistakes they made upon release. A question-andanswer session followed with U.S. Probation Officer and RRC Liaison Chad Redditt. Goins and Nash served an average of […]

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Dismas Charities Greensboro Director Attends Reentry Week Discussion With Federal Officials

Greensboro Director Dale Cauble joined representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s offices for the Middle, Eastern and Western districts of North Carolina, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, U.S. Probation, and the University of North Carolina to discuss what each organization is doing regarding reentry issues. One of the more positive aspects of the discussion […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Holds Variety Of Reentry Activities

Dania Beach Social Services Coordinator Samantha Papin and Counselor Tarnell Morley organized this year’s Resident Reentry Week with activities and speakers. Barriers to Employment, was presented by U.S. Probation Supervisor Brian Brownstein, and Conflict Coaching through Families in Distress by Treatment Officer Amanda Peters and Dr. Cheryl White. Residents were also treated to a movie […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Staff Walk In Shoes During Simulation

Dania Beach staff participated in a second Reentry Simulation hosted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in late April. The event allowed staff and other attendees to experience real life hurdles that returning citizens experience after incarceration. “During the three-hour event our staff walked in the shoes of our returning citizens and experienced four weeks in […]

12 Atlanta Employers Attend Dismas Charities Job Fair; Step Up To Hire Offenders

For the first time, the Atlanta program held a Job Fair that was open to not only its residents, but to those on supervised release with the U.S. Probation Office. The 12 employers attending, who expressed an interest in hiring those with a criminal history, were TRC Staffing, Independent Electrical Contractor, Diaz Foods, Man Power […]