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TULSA, Okla.—The United States Attorney’s Office hosted a Fresh Start Reentry Program Resource Fair today for individuals with felony convictions to help connect them with community resource agencies and employment opportunities. Participating vendors provided information related to housing, employment, food, clothing, counseling and legal services offered in Tulsa County.
“The Fresh Start Reentry Resource Fair offered individuals with felony convictions valuable resources to help them find success in the community,” said U.S. Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. for the Northern District of Oklahoma. “One of the barriers to reentry is the difficulty in finding employment. A steady source of income provides stability and decreases the risk of recidivism. Today, through the collaboration with our reentry partners and local businesses, the participants took a step forward toward a “Fresh Start” in the community.”
The Resource Fair was a partnership with the United States Probation Office; Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office; the Oklahoma Department of Corrections; and the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.
In October 2013, the United States Attorney’s Office launched the Fresh Start Reentry Program. Fresh Start is dedicated to reducing criminal recidivism in the Northern District, including Tulsa, by helping individuals with felony convictions gain access to resources, and also to provide them with the necessary motivation for success when reintegrating into the community. Fresh Start is a result of the Department of Justice’s Smart on Crime Initiative.