Ten graduate from Louisville day reporting center run by GEO Reentry Services

Ten participants of the Louisville Metro Day Reporting Center, operated by GEO Reentry Services in Louisville, Kentucky, were recently honored in a transition ceremony, celebrating their successes in the reentry program.

The ceremony caught the attention of two local media outlets: The Courier-Journal and WLKY 32, who both attended the ceremony, profiling two participants of the program.

The day reporting center opened in 2011 and provides a cost-effective alternative-to-detention that helps in reducing recidivism through intensive treatment and training. Participants in the program complete evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy developed to target the root of criminal behavior while also participating in life skills training, including job and GED prep, parenting classes and anger management.

“In this office, we have various different sayings,” Chris West, the DRC’s program manager, told WLKY 32, “and one of the sayings that we say quite a bit is, ‘In order to have a different way of living, (you) might require a different way of thinking.”

“At the end of the day, I think we all do believe that everyone deserves a second chance,” West said.

Visit The Courier Journal and WLKY 32 for video of the transition celebration and photo galleries.