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Re-Entry Program CEO: Reducing Recidivism Should Be Important To Tax Payers

Carroll County's Re-Entry Program is in the spotlight Wednesday as a state official will be in town to outline the Governor's plan to overhaul the current system of reducing recidivism throughout the state of Georgia. The state has noticed the success of the local program and seems to like how it operates.

"Re-Entry is a lot of work," Carroll County Re-Entry Program CEO Robert Jackson told WLBB Radio Monday. "It's more/less helping guide people back into the community-- changing their ways, changing their concepts of things but also putting them in touch with the resources that they need to be able to rebuild themselves. And that's what we've focused on."

A Re-Entry Coalition Town Hall Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 9th from 9 - 11 am at Carroll County Recreation Department,1201 Newnan Road, Carrollton.

Jay Neal, Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Reentry plan for reducing recidivism throughout the state of Georgia will be speaking.

"It would behoove people that are affiliated with people that have been to prison or are in prison, or the ones who are tax payers in this community-- because let's face it, prison, jails cost money," Jackson said. "And the less money tax payers have to pay, the more money they can put in their homes, put food on their tables, clothes on their children's backs and afford education."

This meeting is free and open to the public. For more information contact Bob Jackson at 678-863-3042 or bjre-entrycoalition@comcast.net.
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Topics : Social Issues
Location : Carroll CountyGeorgia