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Leon County Sheriff's Office graduates first class of re-entry program

Posted at 6:36 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 18:36:34-05

LEON COUNTY, Fla. — In October, Leon County Sheriffs Office launched a new re-entry program for incarcerated people dubbed as Pathways to Success and Friday the program graduated its first class.

The City of Tallahassee along with community partners were able to add a new facility, focused on giving inmates that are soon to be released help with preparing them to return to society.

Inmates were able to use iPads to communicate with friends and family, and work spaces to continue their educational programs. Kimberly Moore, Vice President of Workforce Innovation, says that this is just a stepping stone for what's yet to come.

"Today is a milestone of graduation, celebration of what the future holds for these individuals and we're excited to be apart of it we are literally changing lives one person at a time," said Moore.

Community partners who collaborated in the program include: CareerSource Capital Region, Disc Village and Tallahassee Community College.