District 7 opens “closet” for probationers and parolees

room with clothing on racks

One of the biggest challenges about making the transition from prison back to the community is re-building your wardrobe.

Over the past 6 months, IDOC reentry specialist Stephanie Taylor-Silva has been working to make the process easier in the Idaho Falls area. 

She’s been collecting donated clothing and shoes, both casual and professional, in a room at the District 7 Probation and Parole office.

Also available are full-sized hygiene kits for men and women that have been prepared by a volunteer in the community.

“I have had great support from Lead Probation and Parole Officer Joyce Cumpton as well as Sr. Probation and Parole Officer Natalie Lloyd. Mr. Garcia, Webster and Hall from the IFCRC all helped today by folding clothes and putting shelves together,” Stephanie says. 

“Our District 7 Probation and Parole Volunteer Brooklyn Martinson has been a great help with our clothing closet!” 

Stephanie says many of the donations come from member so of the local law enforcement community and “people that love to help see others succeed.”


Story published: 10/28/2019
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