U.S. Parole Commission to Hold its First Reentry and Service Awards Ceremony
Thursday, June 21, 2012, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Washington, DC – Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are released from prison. Recognizing that the more released offenders are able to find homes and jobs, the less likely they are to commit new crimes and return to prison, the federal government, together with state and local governments, is working to assist those returning from prison and jail to become productive citizens.
"Reentry provides a major opportunity to reduce recidivism, save taxpayer dollars, and make our communities safer," said Attorney General Eric Holder. "When reentry fails, the costs – both societal are economic – are high."
On June 21, the U.S. Parole Commission will hold its first Reentry and Service Awards Ceremony. The event is designed to recognize those members of the reentering population who have successfully returned to the community and completed supervision while rebuilding their lives, reconnecting to their families and communities, and supporting and assisting others. The Commission will also recognize others who have significantly aided the reentry population through training, work development, and social and civic engagement.
The event is free and open to the public. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Parole Commission offices are located on the third floor of 90 K Street, NE, Washington, DC, on the corner of 1st and K Streets. To get there by Metro, take the Red Line to Union Station or New York Avenue. Parking is available in the building and is free after 5:30 p.m.
For more information, please call Jordana Randall at (202) 346-7073.