New Services Featured At May Offender Re-Entry Program

IMG_0558.JPGMay 4th, 2015 (Wauseon, OH) — The Fulton County Job and Family Services Offender Re-Entry program continues to expand resources to meet the needs of their participants. The May event will feature representatives from the Social Security Office, assistance with Driver’s license issues and OhioMeansJobs Fulton County as well as many other community resources, vendors and employers that can help individuals successfully re-enter the workforce.

This Offender Re-Entry program is a “one-stop shop” event geared towards persons who are released from incarceration as well as their family members and /or significant others. The program is designed to break down barriers and bridge gaps that can be faced following incarceration. Linda Fisher, Offender Re-entry Coordinator notes that job seeking is the biggest priority and challenge for those who have attended the event thus far.

Some of the barriers that persons may face when they are released from incarceration are lack of transportation, financial difficulties, absence of a diploma, job seeking skills, and mental health and substance abuse. The Fulton County Child Support Enforcement Agency is working with area agencies and partners to help make this program successful.

“We are continuing to look to our community to help us spread the word about this program”, states Linda Fisher.

All sessions will be held in the first floor conference room in the Job and Family Services Detwiler Building located at 604 S. Shoop Ave. The next session will be held from 11:00 a.m. thru 2:00 p.m. on May 17th. Transportation is being offered to offenders. A 48 hour notice is required. For more details on the program, contact Linda Fisher at 419-337-0010, ext. 1842 or via email at linda.fisher@jfs.ohio.gov

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