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December 23, 2019

GEO Reentry managers participate in criminal justice system panels in Illinois, New Jersey

Earlier this fall, two GEO Reentry Services managers who support former program participants were invited speakers at two conferences taking place in Illinois and New Jersey, sitting on panels that covered certain topics regarding the criminal justice system. Manager of Alumni Services Tim O’Boyle participated in a panel called “Cognitive […]
December 19, 2019

GEO Reentry’s Erie Outpatient participants help build bikes for local kids

Several participants at GEO Reentry’s Erie Outpatient Reentry Service Center in Philadelphia recently came together to rebuild bicycles for neighborhood children, demonstrating the benefits gained from the program. Several reentrants (participants at the reentry program) collaborated on the project, with one participant gathering used parts while others bought and assembled […]
December 17, 2019

GEO Reentry Services donates 200 turkeys for Thanksgiving in New Jersey communities

Two New Jersey communities were able to enjoy a hearty Thanksgiving dinner due to GEO Reentry Services this year. GEO Reentry donated 200 turkeys to low-income housing residents for a Thanksgiving meal. The turkeys were distributed in Newark and Trenton by volunteer New Jersey Alumni Services members and staff from […]
December 10, 2019

GEO Reentry Releases Two New Outcomes Reports for CDCR Day Reporting Programs

GEO Reentry Services completed two new outcomes reports for non-residential day reporting programs funded by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Both outcomes reports used the Texas Christian University Criminal Thinking Scales, a brief (self-rating) instrument developed to assess cognitive functioning expected to be related to criminal conduct. The […]
December 3, 2019

GEO Care Residential Programs Focus on Accreditation

Standards in corrections have a lengthy history. In fact, the American Correctional Association (ACA) dates the attempt to form standards for prisons to an 1870 meeting in Cincinnati, which resulted in the formation of the National Prison Association. While standards were discussed for years, it took almost a century later […]
November 26, 2019

Monterey County Reentry Program Celebrates 10-year Anniversary

GEO Reentry Services and the Monterey County Probation Department hosted an open house at the Monterey County Day Reporting Center in November to mark the center’s 10-year anniversary. Representatives from the offices of California State Sen. Anna Caballero and State Assembly member Robert Rivas visited the open house to present […]
November 21, 2019

Graduation held at Illinois DOC facility for 3 in-prison reentry programs

The Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center, an in-prison treatment program funded by the Illinois Department of Corrections, recently held a graduation within the facility. The event celebrated participants who successfully completed three in-custody treatment programs, including the Certified Associate Addictions Professionals (CAAP) program, which offers training for participants to become certified […]
November 19, 2019

GEO Reentry Centers Host Multiple Fall Graduations

At the heart of GEO Reentry programs are cognitive skills building practices that focus on treatment issues in a systematic, progressive fashion. These issues include confronting beliefs, attitudes and behaviors; assessing relationships; reinforcing positive behavior and identity formation; enhancing self-concept; decreasing frustration levels; and developing higher stages of moral reasoning. […]
November 11, 2019

GEO Reentry Uses ‘What Works’ in Corrections in Reentry Programs

More than a decade ago, the late Joan Petersilia, Ph.D. said in a Q&A with the Pew Center on the States that “we need to invest heavily in helping offenders who are not yet steeped in criminal behavior and wish to chart a different path.” She also said these investments […]
November 5, 2019

Chicago Heights Reentry Program Grads Complete Vocational Training

Former reentry participants from the Chicago Heights Reentry Service Center in Illinois celebrated completing their vocational training at Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. on August 28. The former participants earned their Carpentry Level 1 and OSHA Level 10 licenses, allowing them to continue their successful reentry journey with new job […]