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2014 Service-Learning Symposium: Open Doors

2014 Service-Learning Symposium

Presentation Details

Open Doors

Authors: Annie Brown, Janie Taylor, and Jessie Fleming

Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Phillis George

Abstract:

Open Doors is a program under the Faith Works umbrella. Open Doors offers support to convicted felons and recent parolees trying to get back on their feet. The services they offer include; group counseling sessions, resume building, job hunting assistance, and transportation if needed. The goal of Open Doors is to reduce the rate of recidivism, or re-engagement in criminal activity. The staff and volunteers at Open Doors show compassion to individuals that society has counted out. The Open Doors program provides the resources individuals need to become a productive member of society.

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