The governor has been asked to consider commuting sentences for some inmates to reduce the spread of CV-19 within correctional facilities. CAWD’s reentry team is managing projects with this possibility in mind and is making great strides.
CAWD is the new intermediary agency for Wake’s local reentry council! WakeLRC.org was recently launched to promote the council, identify new partners, and pull together more service providers that specialize in this population. The site is also a vehicle to receive referrals from providers, friends and family of ex-offenders, and self-referrals.
We are also preparing the formerly incarcerated for the job market with “Roads to Reentry.” This grant-funded initiative operates in Wake and Johnston county facilities. After meeting with leadership and staff at Johnston Correctional Center, including the warden and superintendent of programs, our team is approved to hold information sessions at the facility once a month. The team also completed Wake County PREA Training, a prerequisite for being able to direct services inside the Wake Detention Center.
CAWD already had an existing working relationship with Wake Correctional centers, so the addition of Johnston allows us to successfully serve customers in both counties.
Individuals served by Roads to Reentry to date:
**Total Served: 22 => Wake 13 / Johnston -9
**Credentials Earned: 19 => Wake 18 / Johnston 1