Law enforcement in Las Vegas is challenging due to the large numbers of inmates that are released in Nevada. Every year the Nevada Department of Corrections releases 5,000 inmates onto the streets of our communities here in Las Vegas. Most of these men and women no money, housing, transportation or a job. Many have no family to help them make the transition.
The police, the courts, the prisons and our county and muncipal jails admit that what they have been doing hasn't been effective.
A few years ago law enforcement in Las Vegas decided to take a different approach to the problem the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County District Attorney, Clark County Public Defender’s Office, and the Nevada Department of Corrections are joined forces with a registered 501(c) (3) reentry organization called HOPE for Prisoners.
The mission of HOPE for Prisoners is to empower and equip men, women, and young adults who are exiting various arenas of our judicial system to help them successfully reenter and effectively function in mainstream society. HOPE for Prisoner's holistic approach is to encourage and impart HOPE into the ex-offender as they come alongside them and their families in efforts to transform lives and systematically educate society in ways to engage and support them. The program is grounded in the belief that with the proper assistance, ex-offenders returning to the community can overcome the many barriers to effective living that the incarnation experience can create.
On Friday, July 18, 2014 at 4:30 pm, HOPE for Prisoners, Inc. will be graduating 29 returning ex-offenders from our intensive pre-vocational leadership workshop, up into 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:
· MJ Maynard, Assistant General Manager, RTC
· Honorable James C. Mahan, United States District Court
· Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
· Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto, State of Nevada
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 in attendance to present the graduates with Senatorial Certificates of Achievement as well as representatives from US Congressman Joe Heck's and US Congresswoman Dina Titus’ office to present the graduates with Congressional Recognition.
State Senator Richard "Tick" Segerblom’s office will be recognizing the graduates as well.
Honorable James C. Mahan 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
We look forward to seeing you there!
Refreshments will be served.
If you would like more information about HOPE for Prisoners you can visit them on line at hopeforprisoners. org
Feel free to call me at Seven 0 two 757.8999.
Jim Henry/Mentor, Job Developer
Ps. The rest of the story: The Honorable James C. Mahan, is the sentencing judge that sent Hope for Prisoners founder and CEO to the federal penitentiary.