A information session about resources for formerly incarcerated individuals is scheduled for April 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Walnut Building of Wayne Community College. Topics that will be covered include: overcoming barriers to employment, tuition assistance, support services and life after incarceration.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Wayne County Reentry Council, Mephibosheth Project, Inc., the NCWorks Career Center and other organizations are working to improve rehabilitation and reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals.
According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, “More than 20,000 individuals return to their home communities after being released from North Carolina state prisons each year. In fact, about 95 percent of people in prison will eventually return to their home communities.”
For more information on opportunities at Wayne Community College for those returning to their community, contact Brandi Matthews at 919-739-6926 or [email protected]. The event is free and open to the public.