GEO Reentry Services and Clark County Detention Center hosted a graduation in November for the Las Vegas-based In-Jail Treatment Program, honoring 23 men and women who completed the program. It was the largest-ever graduation since the program began in 2018.
The GEO Reentry Services program — designed for inmates nearing the end of their sentences at the CCDC — combines in-prison and community-based reentry services. Graduations take place every two months, and participants are presented with Certificates of Completion as well as the resumes and cover letters they completed through the program’s Employment Readiness Group.
“Our staff is committed to providing reentry programming that will assist inmates with a successful search for employment after release,” said Lorin Fishman, GEO Reentry Program Director. “For many, this graduation is a first accomplishment for them, the first opportunity to create a resume and a first chance at knowing where to get community help on a variety of issues.”
Captains and sergeants from the CCDC and GEO Reentry staff were present at the ceremony in November to support the graduates, as well as at another ceremony in January that graduated nine. As they received their certificates, some participants gave speeches, calling the program “life-changing,” listing their accomplishments there and thanking staff for their support.
In addition, this past holiday season the GEO Reentry staff was also proud to partner with the Nevada Department of Corrections to help children in need. In December, staff helped with two toy drives: the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s “Badges and Bows” Toy Drive, which helped fill a school bus with toys for elementary-aged children in the Clark County School District, and local radio station KLUC 98.5’s annual Chet Buchanan Show Toy Drive, which collected a record-setting amount of toys this year.