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Gadsden County Re-Entry Program Picked to Receive National Technical Help

Gadsden County Re-Entry Program Picked to Receive National Technical Help
Posted at 6:41 PM, Jan 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-18 14:39:45-05

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office re-entry program is getting some national technical help.

It's been selected as a pilot site to work with the urban institute and the national institute of corrections, to develop a program for offenders once they've been released.

It's part of the "Transition from Jail to Community" model, that works to make sure inmates can be productive and find jobs after they've served their time.

"We are helping people make sure that when they leave the jail they have an opportunity to have productive and be responsible citizens," said Annie Berry.

The current Gadsden County Re-Entry program already offers substance abuse counseling, GED courses, and employability skills.

Officials say this new partnership will continue to build on those.