Activities

OUR WORK

Caring for Ex-Offenders (CFEO) provides ex-offenders with aftercare assistance by linking them with volunteer mentors; supportive churches; housing options; employment options; State and local government agencies among other service providers.

The CFEO office identifies, trains and supports a pool of volunteers involved in the preparation of offenders for re-entry to free society.

Much of our initial work involved running holistic programmes with young offenders at the Youth Training Centre (since 2009) and training the staff of St. Michael’s School for Boys to run similar programmes for the lads there (since 2010).

The 3 modules conducted at the Youth Training Centre are Youth Alpha, Freedom Within and Preparing for Purpose. Each cycle concludes with a formal Graduation Exercise and Family Day for up to 50 lads and their relatives.

At the St. Michael’s School for Boys the staff run Youth Alpha and Freedom Within and stream the lads who graduate from those programmes into their Preparation for Leaving course.

These include moral/spiritual literacy, remedial reading, emotional literacy, job preparation, anger management, victim impact and other pre-release modules.

CFEO also works in conjunction with other NGOs to provide training to faith-based, community-based and other organisations to deliver effective care and support to offenders, ex-offenders and their respective families.

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Published on July 2, 2011 at 11:01 am  Leave a Comment  

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