North Carolina reentry programs celebrate participants during graduation ceremony

The Treatment for Effective Community Supervision Service Centers in North Carolina, run by GEO Reentry Services, are in the midst of hosting their spring transition celebrations, which mark the completion of the intensive reentry programs.

To graduate, participants must regularly report to the center for an average of 120 to 180 days, during which time they undergo cognitive behavioral therapy and treatment designed to break the cycles of criminal behavior.

The TECS centers opened in 2012 as part of a statewide initiative following the Justice Reinvestment Act. They focus on reducing recidivism rates by creating a structured and supportive environment conducive to successful offender reentry.

The transition celebrations are milestones for participants, who are recognized and celebrated for their hard work and dedication by GEO Reentry staff, local criminal justice officials and their families.

The TECS centers were opened in Mecklenburg, Guilford, Rowan, Gaston, Cabarrus and Randolph counties. Their transition celebrations took place or will take place on the following dates:

  • Mecklenburg County TECS Service Center: March 19
  • Cabarrus County TECS Service Center: March 24
  • Gaston County TECS Service Center: March 26
  • Guilford County TECS Service Center: April 16
  • Rowan County TECS Service Center: April 23

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