VA Gazette article, 8/29/16 - Serving Public Safety by Serving Re-Entering Citizens

Post date: Aug 19, 2016 7:44:2 PM

Serving Public Safety by Serving Re-Entering Citizens

Photo (from left to right): David Benedict, John Kuplinski (CCCJB Chairman), Jim Ramage, Tony Griffin, Patty Kipps, John Greenman, Doris Fortney and Rachel Miller-Koob. Not pictured: John Schwenkler and Jum Liddell. (Posted by fhuotte, Community Contributor)

Posted by fhuotte, Community Contributor

The Colonial Community Criminal Justice Board (CCCJB) recognized Williamsburg Walks The Talk (WWTT) at their August 1st quarterly meeting with a certificate of appreciation for their 12 years of service to citizens re-entering our community from jails or prisons. WWTT volunteers mentor inmates while in jail, assist them with planning for their day of release, provide them with transportation to appointments on the day of their release, and continue to mentor and support them later. The certificate noted that the volunteer mentors have contributed thousands of hours of their time in serving hundreds of re-entering citizens and that Williamsburg Walks The Talk has improved lives while they have improved our local criminal justice system.

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