IDOC invites eastern Idaho volunteer groups to Free2Succeed meeting

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The Idaho Department of Correction wants to harness Idaho’s strong volunteer spirit to help newly released offenders become law-abiding citizens. 

The department is inviting representatives of community and faith–based organizations to meetings in Pocatello and Idaho Falls on Friday. 

IDOC staff members will talk about the department’s new Free2Succeed initiative and explain how community and faith-based organizations can get involved.

Free2Succeed will match volunteers with offenders while they’re still in prison. From the day the offender walks out the prison gate, their mentor will be there to guide them as they take on challenges like searching for employment and housing.  

“We know there are many groups in Idaho that have just the kind of resources that offenders need to transition from prison back to society – things like food and clothing, even housing and jobs,” says IDOC Director Kevin Kempf.

The first meeting will be held in Pocatello on Friday, March 11 at 9 a.m. at the Bannock County Veterans Memorial Building at 300 N. Johnson Ave.

The second meeting will be held later that day, at 5 p.m., in Idaho Falls at the Water Springs Church at 4250 S 25th E. 

To learn more about the Free2Succeed initiative, visit the Volunteer & Mentor Services section of IDOC’s website at idoc.idaho.gov.

Story published: 03/09/2016
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