Dante Tucker shared that after being released from prison 5 years ago, he has been successful and maintained a positive Parole supervision history. Tucker reports that since being released from prison, he got married and is currently in the process of buying a home. Tucker talked about his difficulties finding permanent employment due to his previous criminal charges. Tucker related being released from prison to merging onto a highway and likes to remind himself, and others, that he's still learning the "rules of the road."
Eddie McCrary shared that after being released from prison 6 months ago, he's learned a lot about how the world has changed in the 37 years he spent behind bars. McCrary offered thanks to the many reentry professionals that spend their days working tirelessly to assist ex-offenders in successful reentry into the community. McCrary also spoke about the positive impact that having a mentor in his life has had. Click here to read Eddie's story.
During CRESC's December 2017 general meeting, two successful ex-offenders joined the meeting and shared their stories of becoming successful after being released from incarceration.
The featured speaker during CRESC’s December 2017 meeting was Kia Hansard, Dauphin County Director for the Center For Employment Opportunities (CEO). Hansard provided an overview of CEO’s focus in job placement for ex-offenders, including a four step program model that gets ex-offenders working in “transitional work” during the second week of the program. Hansard discussed the efforts of CEO’s Business Account Managers to place program participants in full-time, permanent jobs in the community and highlighted the cash incentives (up to $500!) that CEO offers for retaining employment for at least 365 days. For more information about CEO, please visit www.ceoworks.org. CRESC would like to thank Ms. Hansard for sharing her afternoon with us and supporting successful ex-offender reentry by providing employment services to ex-offenders in Dauphin County.
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