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National Reentry Week community resource fair Wednesday

The United States Department of Justice has designated April 24 – 30, 2016 as National Reentry Week. Major steps have been taken to make the criminal justice system just, fair, and effective at reducing recidivism. In recognition of National Reentry Week, the Macon Reentry Coalition (MRC), a local nonprofit that connects returning citizens to resources, will host a free event open to the public.

On Wednesday, April 27 beginning at 9:00 a.m., the Macon Reentry Coalition will hold a meeting and resource fair at the Goodwill Helms Career Center (240 Broadway). Local representatives from education, housing, counseling, health, veteran services and employment agencies will answer questions and assist in making referrals. Light refreshments will be available.

“Supporting successful reentry is an essential part of our mission to promote public safety,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch stated. “If we can reduce recidivism by helping individuals return to productive, law-abiding lives, we will reduce crime across this country, make our prisons safer, and make our neighborhoods better places to live.”

“We have the people and resources right here in Middle Georgia to help returning citizens get back on the right track and be successful,” said Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert. “Our entire community will benefit from people getting back to work and having a reduction in the crime rate.”

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