For this month’s We are the World Blogfest, I found a circle of good news – not only in a branch of Goodwill Industries, but also in a retired State employee who helps former inmates successfully transition into the community.
From our local Fox station:
“They’ve done their sentence and they’re coming back to the community,” says Miller. “They’re needing to re-establish relationships with family, employment, residence, and I think the community volunteers in this group serve as role models.”
In his career with the Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections, Jim Miller was a Probation and Parole Agent, but also served in supervisory and management positions. When Jim was my boss, he was the Regional Chief of eight counties and a strong proponent of evidence-based practices in Corrections (ahead of his time). It was an honor to work for this dedicated man, who continues to show his compassion and commitment in working with former inmates within Circles of Support.
Circles of Support will…
- Foster an environment of acceptance for the individual’s return to the community
- Promote positive social interaction and responsibility
- Focus on the future rather than the past
- Focus on the individual’s strengths and struggles
- Plan for success
- Support and recognize individual accomplishments
- Mobilize community resources
The “We are the World” Blogfest is in its twelfth month of a heartfelt journey. This blogfest’s goal is to spread the message of light, hope and love in today’s world. We are challenging all participants to share the positive side of humanity. This month’s co-hosts, Shilpa Garg, Peter Nena, Eric Lahti, Roshan Radhakrishnan and Inderpreet Kaur Uppal, welcome participants and encourage all to join in during future months. #WATWB is a blog hop on the last Friday of every month. Click HERE to check out the intention and rules of the blogfest and feel free to sign up at any time. You are always welcome!
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