Hope for Prisoners addresses the lack of programming and services for offenders who are in critical need of help to effectively relocate to their home community and, most importantly, to receive the educational, employment, personal, social, and emotional support that is necessary to reduce the likelihood of their returning to prison.
Hope for Prisoners, conducts an intensive prevocational/life skills training course in the initial phase of participants enrolling in the program. Each participant is given training in the following areas:
- · Life Skills Training-Life skills training covers practical topics including: Money Management, Food and Nutrition, Housing, Grooming and Personal Hygiene, Parenting/Family Relationships, and Conflict Resolution.
- · Work Readiness Skills Training-All participants complete an entry level assessment to gauge strength and weaknesses and identify work/career interests and aptitudes. Information is provided on employment and long term career opportunities available in Southern Nevada. Customer Service, Leadership Skills and Developing a Winning Attitude are also covered.
- · Becoming Employable-Participants learn basic employability skills such as job interviewing, preparing a resume; understanding expected workplace conduct (punctuality, drug testing, working under a supervisor, etc.) workplace confidentiality; explaining past experiences; and other issues to better understand the world of work and successfully secure employment.
- · Job Development Opportunities-The program assists participants to find appropriate job placements and provides following up services to ensure that gainful employment is maintained. Program participants have on-going opportunities for mentoring, counseling, and group support counseling to ensure continued success in community reentry.
The pre-vocational training provided by Hope for Prisoners, is taught by a highly sought-after team of instructors who are leaders in their respective fields of expertise.
The men and women who go through this training have described it as life-changing. The training is very intensive. These individuals begin their training on Monday and many of its graduates have said they are transformed individuals by the time Friday rolls around.
This Friday June 27, 2014 at 4:30 PM, Hope for Prisoners will be graduating 38 formerly incarcerated men and women from its pre-vocational leadership workshop, up to the next level of their new life.
We want to show support and honor our new family members as they have chosen the path of a brand new life.
We cordially invite you to celebrate this special occasion along with our guest speakers:
- · Senator Richard “Tick” Segerblom, Nevada State Senate
- · Captain Chris Ankeny, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
- · Judge Susan Johnson, Eighth judicial District Court
- · District Attorney Steve Wolfson, Clark County DA Office
The office of Governor Brian Sandoval will be in attendance to present Certificates of Achievement to the graduates.
Representatives from the offices of US Senator Harry Reid and US Senator Dean Heller will be attendance to present the graduates with Senatorial Certificates of Achievement. Also in attendance will be representatives from US Congressman Joe Heck’s and US Congresswoman Dina Titus’ office to present the graduates with Congressional Recognition.
Judge Susan Johnson will lead the graduates in an oath to remain productive, law-abiding members of the community.
The ceremony will be held at:
HOPE for Prisoners, Inc.
3430 E. Flamingo Rd, Ste 350
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Refreshments will be served.
If you would like to learn more about Hope for Prisoners feel free to contact me.
Jim Henry, Mentor/Job Developer