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Athens County Reentry Program
The Athens County Reentry Program provides guidance and assistance for returning citizens who are preparing to leave the prison system, as well as those who have been out of confinement for any length of time.
The goal is to help those individuals rebuild independent lives so they can avoid the situations and difficulties that led them to incarceration. The focal point - Successful Second Chances.
The Athens County Reentry Task Force
The Athens County Reentry Task Force is comprised of community partners who work collaboratively to help returning citizens renew their independence and assist in their transition back into society.
The Athens County Reentry Task Force recognizes the need for a coordinated approach geared towards building and supporting a broad range of community programs to address the barriers to self-sufficiency in an effort to reduce crime, reoffending and improve the public safety.
Special Online Event: Information about the upcoming "Building Bridges 2020 Community Experience" is available now. Registration begins September 1, 2020; the event will be held online, October 1-2, 2020.
The Building Bridges of Opportunity: Community Experience brings together organization, government, & faith leaders, community practitioners, ministry volunteers, and people with lived reentry experiences to discover our collective empathy, strength, innovation, wisdom, and connection for responding to reentry needs during the pandemic and beyond.
The Building Bridges: Community Experience offers participants a unique blend of safe and encouraging spaces, mutual learning communities and engagement opportunities designed to gather around issues of reentry and to move from sustaining silos to creating opportunities for true social change.
We believe that opportunity and hope emerge at the intersection of connection and collaboration. And these can only happen when people are in community. We look forward to being in community with you in October.