Public Meeting in Missoula, Montana

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What Happens When Prisoners Are Released?

 

 

 

 

Find out at a Public Meeting on June 3, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Downstairs Fellowship Hall
202 Brooks Street
Missoula, Montana

 

The Issue

40% of people released from prison will return within 3 years

Barriers to re-integration:

  • no job/money

  • no place to live

  • no friends or family

  • limited skills

  • unfamiliar community

  • mental health/substance use disorders

  • social stigma

Solutions

A plan of action developed by local leaders, Dept. of Corrections, Service Providers, Faith Communities, Missoula Interfaith Collaborative and people who have successfully reintegrated.

Be involved:

Individuals – Be a trained advocate, recruit landlords and businesses, advocate on policies.

Businesses & Landlords – Give people a chance to work and be housed.

Congregations – Be educated on being a supportive community.

Therapists – Be training to work with previously incarcerated individuals.

Your action is vital.

Please come and be part of the solution!

Share your thoughts!

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