Graduates of the Monterey County Day Reporting Center, run by GEO Reentry Services, were recently honored in a December transition ceremony where they were celebrated for their hard work in completing the county’s intensive reentry program. Their hard work was also featured in the local paper, The Californian!
During the ceremony, graduates took the opportunity to discuss their experiences with the program to other graduates, participants, corrections officials, their family and friends and GEO Reentry staff. Fourteen participants of the program were honored.
One participant described being reticent when he began the program, but said he realized he needed to “look in the mirror” and change how he thinks and acts. He has been sober for two years and when he begins to struggle, he said, he reads Mother Teresa’s poem, “Do it Anyway.”
The Monterey County Day Reporting Center is run in collaboration with the Monterey County Probation Department and has been serving area probationers since 2009. The program requires participants to complete behavioral therapy, life skills training and other classes to prepare them for life back in their communities.
For a photo gallery and complete coverage of the ceremony, read more at the Californian!
To learn more about GEO Reentry’s day reporting services, click here.