Dismas Charities Owensboro Captures Community Service Center Of The Year Award!

For the third time Dismas Charities Owensboro has been selected as the 2018 Community Service Center of the Year by the Kentucky Department of Corrections. This makes the third time the Owensboro program has received the honor, designed to recognize a residential re-entry program for their dedication to professional excellence. The center received the same recognition in 2008 and 2014. “Throughout their longstanding partnership with the Kentucky Department of Corrections, they have demonstrated remarkable dedication and flexibility in an effort to support the needs of our changing population,” the honor read. Since it opened in July 1990, the Owensboro program has served as a female treatment facility and as a male facility. “With one of the fastest growing female populations in the nation, we faced an urgent need for female community treatment beds in 2018. Without hesitation, Dismas Owensboro again stepped up to the plate and agreed to transition their 135-bed main facility back to a female treatment center. Since that time they have continued to operate as both a female treatment center and a male sex offender housing facility. Dismas Owensboro’s history of working to accommodate the needs of our population, ability to manage a dual population and overall dedication to professional excellence make them a very deserving recipient of this award.” On hand for the presentation are (from left) Owensboro Counselors Daviona Parm, and Amber Wiseman, Director T. C. Cox, Assistant Director Holly Munoz, and Counselors Jermaine Dumas and Kathy Payne.

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