May is graduation month for students across the country, and for participants at several GEO Reentry non-residential reentry centers, May marks graduation season as well. GEO Reentry centers provide a structured combination of cognitive behavioral treatment, training and case management designed to change criminal thinking and reduce recidivism.
Classes at the reentry centers teach communication skills, problem solving, conflict resolution, and parenting and employment skills. After participants complete the multi-phase programs, they are ready to graduate with the tools they need to successfully rejoin their communities.
The centers that have or will host graduation ceremonies include:
Napa County Community Corrections Service Center on Thursday, May 10 at the Napa County Office of Education, 2121 Imola Ave., in Napa, Calif.
Tuolumne County Day Reporting Center on Thursday, May 17 at the Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort, 19398 North Tuolumne Road, in Tuolumne, Calif.
Lycoming County Reentry Service Center on Tuesday, May 22 at the Community Theatre League, 100 W. Third St., in Williamsport, Penn.
Merced County Day Reporting Center on Wednesday, May 23 at Gateway Gardens, 560 W. 18th St., in Merced, Calif.
The transition celebrations follow months of regular reporting to the reentry centers, intensive treatment and training, and ongoing testing for drug and alcohol use. In addition to the transition celebrations, GEO Reentry will host a Job and Resource Fair on Tuesday, May 22 at the Solano Town Center, 1795 Pennsylvania Ave., in Fairfield, Calif.
The fair is designed for individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system and are seeking guidance on local job opportunities and job search strategies. GEO Reentry employment counselors will be on hand to provide feedback on resumes as well as provide guidance and assistance on how to successfully navigate the job search process.
GEO Reentry operates the Solano Day Reporting Center at 1525 Webster St., Ste. A2 in Fairfield. Part of the center’s programming includes employment assistance and resources. The fair is another way to support GEO’s mission of offering second chances to those with criminal backgrounds.
To learn more about our non-residential reentry centers, visit our services page.