Transitional Aftercare Facility for Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation
The scenario described on the home page is the "what's so" as an offender leaves prison. Having few options, he will most likely return to the only world he has known most of his adult life.
1 in 8 citizens in the State of Georgia is on probation, parole, or other jurisdiction requiring an expenditure of taxpayers' dollars. Jails are so overcrowded that bunk beds are installed 3 beds high. 70% of all offenders return to prison due to drugs and alcohol. Most non-violent offenders could go into treatment — a far cheaper alternative than locking them up.
They can be taught skills that make them employable, tax-paying citizens. They can get their GEDs and diplomas and raise the bar of opportunity for themselves. They can reside in a structured environment and learn to become productive members of society. They can be taught how to live clean, sober, and crime-free lives without our tax dollars.
As new citizens, capable of being responsible providers for themselves and the families they left behind, they can contribute to society in powerful, positive ways — without handouts.
Recidivism can be a thing of the past, but it will take a serious commitment to shift the conversation of "once an offender, always an offender."
By creating and implementing a plan for parolees statewide to transition into society with education, skills, training, personal development, character building, mentoring, and treatment for drug and alcohol dependency, recidivism can be nipped in the bud.
Join me as Bill's Place offers new solutions to old problems.
Vivienne Long-Speer Executive Director, Bill's Place, Inc.
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