The Guilford County Sheriff’s Department announced this week that the Guilford County Inmate Reentry Program – which helps former inmates readjust to life outside jail and prison – will be hosting an open house on Friday, June 10.
The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to noon that day, is being held to celebrate the grand opening of the Guilford County Reentry Center, which is in Room 132 of the Guilford County High Point courthouse at 505 E. Green Dr.
You may need to be a former inmate to go through the Reentry Program, however, anyone and everyone is welcome at the June 10 grand opening that’s being held “to celebrate the Guilford County Reentry Program’s effort to assist justice served and justice involved men and women transition back into the community.”
The Reentry Program takes a very holistic attitude toward helping people keep from relapsing into a life of crime. It offers former inmates assistance in a wide variety of areas such as clothing, housing, food, employment and education.
It also provides mental health support and access to substance abuse programs for those former inmates who need those services.
In the calendar year 2020, the Inmate Reentry Program provided transition and support services for 128 men and women who have served active jail or prison sentences.
Guilford County and its partners began offering inmate reentry support out of the High Point courthouse in April 2020, however, it wasn’t a terrific time to hold a grand opening event with a lot of people crowded into an indoor space.
The program has partnered with another organization – NC FIT – to connect with people being released from incarceration.
WOW!!! Greensboro is soo over populated with criminals that they need their own “Cure the Violence” institution and building of their own. How is that money given to one person and no resulted being reported to the tax payers working out for her? Maybe it pays to be a criminal in Greensboro. Will this Program Center be big enough to hold us all?
It is in High Point.
Almost curious to see how bad the comments get on this one.
How about this one? After spending years in a hostile and criminal enviornment, you absorb criminal thinking and habits that always result in a high rate of recidivism.
There is little chance of escape.
Thugalicious needs Jesus, not a handout at John Q’s expense.
I’ll start. Free loaner cars!
I’m all for assisting folks with re-entering society after they’ve paid their dues but at what cost? Are we tracking this program to see the rate of recidivism? For those of you who care, I’m asking; Of the 128 people in the program in 2020 how many are now productive members of society?
This seems to be another one of those undefined programs with no goal in sight.
“I’m all for assisting people with re-entering society”…. followed by rhetoric and skepticism about their ability to contribute to society.
You sound like you really believe the criminal justice system helps people rehab. Guessing you don’t want to spend money to improve it.
Friday June 11th??
You have a Criminal’s reentry program but exactly what do you do for the victims of their crimes. Do you support the family of victims of those murdered? Do you help restore those that are robbed to financial stability? Do you help educate the children of those that were killed. Or is it all about the poor Criminal.
If this program really works it deserves support.If it is another boondoggle it doesn’t.We should help those who want to do better,no matter their past.If this program works well-lets help.
We shall see.