Sep 15, 2009

A Tough Sell Indeed

We saw this interesting article about the Minnesota Prisoner Re-Entry Project’s effort to help formerly incarcerated persons find work. Beyond the challenges of doing this work, we thought it was interesting that the Project deployed a Vista volunteer to do this work. To read the article click here.

National Service Volunteers are increasingly an important resource in the reentry work being done across the country. Here at the Justice Center we have the good fortune of having a former parolee and graduate of our Harlem Reentry Court program who is now an AmeriCorps member working to assist current parolees in the program. It is a win-win for everyone involved.