Published by Helpone Saveone · Yesterday at 10:55am · This past Saturday was our Dugout men's group and community service for the men from Clayton Transitional Center. I had 9 men with me this time. Community service serves as a time for the men to be out of the prison environment while they happily serve others. This puts service to others first on their plate! This week we only had time for 2 hours of work, but it looked like 4 hours once they were finished. I am going to try to add two articles that talk about how effective community service is to men coming out of prison, and how it removes the focus from themselves to others.
http://www.dcor.state.ga.us/…/Info_Sheets_FaithandCharacter…. Here is the link for faith based prisons in Georgia, which also talks about reentry.
Here is the link for the other article:
file:///C:/Users/taylor/Documents/Prisoner%20Community%20Service%202016.html. This article specifically talks about the benefits to prisoners when they participate in community service.
The goal is to reduce recidivism, which creates public safety, reduces our state income taxes, and helps to create a mind-set that will hopefully keep these men in society as productive, Godly citizens!