Ernest Reed has been in the Portland area for 12 years. He has been active in the program for the last 60 months. He is a proud father and Husband and has played semi-professional football in his off time. He is currently a store manager and sticks by the principles of being a support system for his peers.
Andre Flom now avoids bad choices and peer pressure by focusing on his son. He now enjoys a supervisor position at his place of employment and is thankful for the opportunity to refocus his life. Mr. Flom believes it was the mentor support of Going Home II that helped him succeed.
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Enroll soon to be released inmates in Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), the premiere cognitive-behavioral program for substance abuse treatment and for criminal justice offenders. MRT is a proven concept and is designed to alter how clients think and make judgments about what is right and wrong. Poor moral reasoning is common within at risk populations such as inmates. Moral reasoning represents how a person makes decisions about what her or she should or should not do in any given situation (action vs. reaction). In MRT clients are confronted with the consequences of their behavior and the effect that it has had on their family, friends and community.
Prepare recently released inmates to get, keep and excel at a new job by enrolling them in Job Readiness Training.
Assess specific needs and risks of recently released inmates and how they will be addressed pertaining to individual improvement, health, housing, job placement, education/training and family support.
Introduce clients with a professional learning and development partnership between themselves and a trained mentor.
Establish fixed evaluations with clients to measure progress.
Hold group mentoring sessions for clients that complete the program. The mentees not only will benefit from their mentor but their peers in the group as well.
Going Home II will assist inmates with making a successful, long-term transition back to their communities and families so they may lead productive and fulfilling lives, therefore, reducing recidivism rates and cyclical behaviors.