Released offenders get help in Fulton County

In Ful­ton County, Job and Fam­ily Ser­vices is work­ing to help peo­ple who’ve been released from jail get a sec­ond chance. The pro­gram is Re-Entry Con­nec­tion, now a one-on-one sup­port sys­tem with a trained facil­i­ta­tor to help re-enter soci­ety after release. The pro­gram helps with finan­cial strug­gles, trans­porta­tion issues, edu­ca­tion, men­tal health, sub­stance abuse and other issues they face. JFS says so far, 41 per­cent of par­tic­i­pants have found jobs, and the oth­ers are work­ing on resume-development and other related skills. Infor­ma­tion is avail­able through Ful­ton County Job and Fam­ily Ser­vices at (419) 337‑0010, exten­sion 1842.

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