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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Fresh Start Reentry Program Invites Former Offenders to Attend Information and Resource Seminar

TULSA, Okla.—The Fresh Start Reentry Program will host an information and resource seminar for individuals with prior felony convictions on Thursday, June 23, announced United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. of the Northern District of Oklahoma. The seminar will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in the Auditorium of the Robert S. Kerr Building, 440 S. Houston Ave. in Tulsa.

United States Attorney Williams said, “The Fresh Start Reentry Program is committed to preparing those who have paid their debt to society for opportunities after incarceration. Removing reentry barriers helps individuals successfully reenter society and become contributing members to their communities. I encourage individuals to attend and to take advantage of this opportunity.”

At the seminar, DePorres Hopkins, of Oklahoma City, will be the Success Speaker, a person who was formerly incarcerated and is now a contributing member of society. Mr. Hopkins served his prison sentence in El Reno Federal Correction Institution and Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Taft, Okla. for drug trafficking. While incarcerated he earned college credit hours, learned three trades and became the Resident Barber. He currently owns Hopkins Haircare & Enterprises and UpScale Real Estate Development & Construction. Additionally, he is on the advisory board for Mid Del Vo-Tech and Metro Tech Vo-Tech, and serves on the NE Renaissance Steering Committee that is revitalizing North East Oklahoma City.

To register for this event, contact Reentry Coordinator Loretta Radford at (918) 382-2700.

The Fresh Start Reentry Program is dedicated to reducing criminal recidivism in the Northern District by helping individuals with felony convictions gain access to resources and to provide the necessary motivation for success when reintegrating into the community. The Fresh Start Reentry Program is in coordination with the United States Probation Office, the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, and the Oklahoma Department of CareerTech Education. For more information about the Fresh Start Reentry Program, please visit www.justice.gov/usao-ndok.

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Updated June 22, 2016