Dismas Charities, U.S. Attorney Co-Host Re-Entry Roundtable


On June 30, Dismas’ Savannah (GA) facility co-hosted a round-table with U. S. Attorney Edward Tarver to discuss ways to improve the re-entry transition for convicted felons. Other officials attending were Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson, District Attorney Meg Heap, Police Chief Joseph Lumpkin, Chairman of the County Commission Al Scott and representatives from over 20 other organizations in the community, all focused on re-entry. The discussion concluded with participants signing up to be a part of the unified Savannah-Chatham Re-entry Council that will consider ways to educate employers, the community and the offenders on how to improve their transition. Tarver is seated at center in front of flag with Dismas Charities Regional Vice President Jimmy Jones to his left. Savannah Director Katina Wheeler serves as co-chair of the Council.

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