Reentry center helps offenders file taxes

5 offenders stand with tax filings
By John Carroll, Manager, Idaho Falls Community Reentry Center

Idaho Falls Community Reentry Center Correctional Case Manager Teriann Parker’s extensive relationships within local communities resulted in another year of tax filing assistance for offenders here who have extra difficulty doing their paperwork. 

Many offenders have years of unfiled returns or can’t locate vital information that would make this process more efficient. 
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to the rescue! 

Teriann coordinates with local AARP volunteers, who assist local citizens with filing tax returns, to set aside time for our residents who need extra assistance for various reasons. 

Part of community reentry is becoming a contributing member of society and the help AARP provided allows these men to become more responsible by paying their taxes, meeting financial obligations tied to their tax returns, such as child support arrears, catching up on outstanding student loans or saving  money for a stable residence.

Photo left to right: Nathan Frost, Loren Arey, Charles Gray, Chris Keener and Ben Pedroza

Story published: 03/30/2018
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