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U.S. Attorney’s Office Hosts Reentry Seminar in Tucson as Part of National Reentry Week

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

     TUCSON, Ariz. – The Department of Justice has designated the week of April 24-30, 2016, as “National Reentry Week.”  Reentry is a key priority of the Department and involves helping formerly-incarcerated individuals successfully reenter their communities, and avoid recidivism, by competing for jobs, attaining stable housing, and supporting their families.

     On April 25, 2016, as part of National Reentry Week, the Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office partnered with the U.S. Probation Office, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and several faith-based and non-governmental agencies to host a “What Happens Now” seminar in Tucson.  The event was geared toward the families of federal inmates scheduled to be released to Pima County in the coming months.  During the seminar, family members were encouraged to support their loved ones’ transition from prison, to maintain ongoing communication with their loved ones, and to provide positive reinforcement.   

     “Inmates should have a meaningful second chance to rebuild their lives, and their family relationships, after they have paid their debt to society,” said U.S. Attorney John S. Leonardo.  “Promoting reentry is crucial to making our communities stronger and safer.”

RELEASE NUMBER:   2016-035_Reentry Initiative

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Updated April 28, 2016

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Press Release Number: RELEASE NUMBER: 2016-035_Reentry Initiative