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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany ARC is hosting the Southwest Georgia Reentry Coalition for the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Reentry today.  

The Southwest Georgia Reentry Coalition is a collaboration of local advocates and professionals who will help people coming out of jails and prisons, and putting the supports in place to link them with community resources and to minimize the recidivism rate.

The teams represent the  Department of Justice, law enforcement, and Probation/Parole on the local and state levels, the Housing Authority, Vocational Rehabilitation, mental health organizations, as well as local churches and other groups who currently serve as liaisons for the public.

The program is designed to establish a multi-step plan for people convicted of a crime when they enter the penal system to first determine their individualized areas of need/strength/risk, emphasizing planning for a successful return to society.  

Albany Advocacy Resource Center has been actively involved in the provision of support services for a-like "returning citizens" for many years through its TAPP, Treatment Court and Mental Health Programs.

 

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