Community Information and Resource Fair will explore ways to help newly released offenders, others succeed

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IDOC news release

BOISE, Sept. 3, 2019 — An event aimed at making Idaho communities safer by helping returning citizens succeed after they are released from incarceration is coming up in Garden City.  

The event is the Community Information and Resource Fair – Boise. The resource fair will provide representatives from community organizations and government agencies an opportunity to network the services and support offered to those that may be in need and explore ways they can work together to reduce recidivism. The fair will also provide a forum to explore ways to help people who have not been convicted of a crime but need help with issues like addiction, mental illness, housing, transportation and employment.

The fair will be held:

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Vineyard Christian Fellowship

4950 N Bradley St., Garden City, Idaho

Participant vendors will include:

• Secular and faith-based organizations offering recovery programs, transition and support services• City, county and state government agencies and law enforcement

• Non-profit organizations providing such items as clothing and bikes to those in need

• Organizations offering self-help programs, food, clothing, housing and referrals

• Community mental health and medical services

• Veterans resources


The purpose of the fair is to:

• Offer a networking forum for community organizations to promote and learn about transition, re-entry, and support services for returning citizens being released back into the community and those who may need some additional assistance

• Provide case managers, returning citizens, families, parole/probation officers, volunteers, mentors, and workforce and employment consultants an opportunity to identify and understand available community resources

• Identify offender-friendly resources to enhance existing resource manuals

• Educate the public of the critical need to develop sustainable partnerships to ensure safe communities in Idaho

For more information contact:

Boyd Chiukatulah: (208) 528-4220 x 256

Jeff Kirkman: (208) 658-2073

Story published: 09/03/2019
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