Transitional Work Release program topic of Acadiana Press Club Forum today.
Monday, May 18, 2015
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office’s Transitional Work Release program was the topic of the Acadiana Press Club’s Newsmaker Forum today. Panelist included Judge Marilyn C. Castle, 15th Judicial District; Rob Reardon, Director of Corrections; Marie Collins, Treatment Manager; Lt Armen Alexandrian, Transitional Work Release Manager; along with a Transitional Work Release Program participant.
Panelists discussed how the program gives approved offenders an opportunity to work and provide for their families. The program has been shown to reduce recidivism by teaching new job skills and positive work habits
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