Community Projects Chair – Aaron Poynter
Thousands of inmates are released each year without access to, or knowledge of, the support networks to help them transition back into society. Inmates are sometimes released from jail with nothing but clothes on their backs. The Southern Kentucky Reentry Council has created some initiatives to help this population after they are released. Our council put together programs to help the inmates that have nothing after they are released.
One of the initiatives we currently have in place is our backpack program. Our backpacks include over 10 toiletries items such as razors, shaving cream, hygiene products, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, and toothpaste, all donated items.
The Southern Kentucky Reentry Council’s current initiatives:
- Free Toiletries Backpack Program (over 10 items) for inmates exiting jail
- Purchase IDs & Birth Certificates for inmates prior to the release date
- Sponsor Pre-Release Classes at county jails
- Sponsor Moral Recognition Therapy Classes/Books
- Sponsor Parenting Classes/Books
- Sponsor Anger Management Classes/Books
- Purchase reading glasses for all South Central Kentucky regional jails
- Sponsor Expungement Sessions in all South Central Kentucky counties
- Sponsor the Work Release Jobs Program in Warren County Jail
- Voucher for Clothes
- Transportation Passes
- Housing Assistance
- And many other opportunities for our service population (See our resource page for more details)
- LOOK BELOW!
The Southern Kentucky Reentry Council is offering a free EMT Training Scholarship Program application from the State Fire Rescue Training Area 4, for someone who is going through the reentry expungement process. Classes are at KCTCS – Kentucky Community and Technical College System at the Warren County Campus. (1845 Loop Dr. Bowling Green, KY 42101)
If you would like to become an EMT but lack sufficient money to pay for tuition and enroll in an EMT training course, We have the solution.Download EMT Application Here