The Treatment for Effective Community Supervision Service Centers in North Carolina, run by GEO Reentry Services, are in the midst of hosting their fall transition celebrations, which mark participants’ completion of the intensive reentry program.
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 North Carolina reentry centers were opened in Mecklenburg, Guilford, Rowan, Gaston, Cabarrus and Randolph counties. Three of their transition celebrations will take place on the following dates:
- Cabarrus County TECS Service Center: Sept. 10
- Mecklenburg County TECS Service Center: Sept. 22
- Gaston County TECS Service Center: Sept. 24
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