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    Thanks everyone!

    Crankin - it's a work release program for current felons in a step down unit, they are in the last two years of their sentences. I would be overseeing 28 men, teaching them how to get jobs, write resumes, interview, and then follow up while they're working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pax View Post
    Thanks everyone!

    Crankin - it's a work release program for current felons in a step down unit, they are in the last two years of their sentences. I would be overseeing 28 men, teaching them how to get jobs, write resumes, interview, and then follow up while they're working.
    This is excellent, congratulations!

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    That sounds really interesting, Pax. Good luck!
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    Pax, that's great! Good luck!!!
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    It would be nice to make a difference in someone's life again, it's been a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pax View Post
    it's a work release program for current felons in a step down unit, they are in the last two years of their sentences. I would be overseeing 28 men, teaching them how to get jobs, write resumes, interview, and then follow up while they're working.
    The identity from the uniqueness of our personality, our character and what we value is to me more important in defining us and our self worth than the job we have. Now that job description also sounds like it could help in those areas in a positive way…..hoping you’re hired and find out it does.
    ...and i'd be grateful for that happening for you!!!!!
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    us to decide which ones we want to choose and feed”… Pema Chodron

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    Pax, that is hugely important work! I did a report a few years ago for a non-profit on programs across the country that focus on helping ex-inmates aim for living wage work. That is really awesome.
    "My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved;I have been given much and I have given something in return...Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and an adventure." O. Sacks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pax View Post
    I would be overseeing 28 men, teaching them how to get jobs, write resumes, interview, and then follow up while they're working.
    This sounds like you can really make a difference! I have a family member that had been repeatedly incarcerated - mostly for minor drinking offenses (public intoxication, fighting, etc.) but it happened enough he was considered a habitual offender. After several years, I think it was clear that he thought jail was easier and he had no idea how to transition to real life, and getting a job and meaningful employment was obviously harder to do. I wonder how much recidivism rates are linked to the fact that felons don't know how to transition back to normal life. What meaningful work! Good luck with your second interview.

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    Average recidivism rates in the US are 65-75% in the first 3-5 years, this program has a 6% rate, so it appears to be very successful. In the past I've developed these programs for agencies where I've worked, if they are done well, they can make a huge difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pax View Post
    Average recidivism rates in the US are 65-75% in the first 3-5 years, this program has a 6% rate, so it appears to be very successful. In the past I've developed these programs for agencies where I've worked, if they are done well, they can make a huge difference.
    Sounds like you are a great fit for the job. Really hoping for you! Definitely important, meaningful work.
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    I am grateful that the sun came out for a little while this afternoon. Also that the impending super-cold weather is expected to last less than a week, and that it's not expected to be beyond-ridiculous-cold like we had last winter.

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    I'm grateful that the door seems to be cracking open for me here in Florida. Got an academic library interview, I'm so excited to get an interview in my field.

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    Awesome, Pax!
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    Yay Pax!
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    Very good to read this Pax!

    I am grateful that the days are getting a little longer!

 

 

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