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Escape
 

Reduce recidivism, improve public safety and empower justice-involved and formerly incarcerated individuals to reach their human potential

We envision a transformative, evidence-based, comprehensive community-based adult reentry program. We seek and nurture broad-based community collaborations with law enforcement, local government, providers, churches, businesses, peer mentors/supporters, and other people who care to help people create the change they want to see in their lives after incarceration. 

Our Mission. 

Our Vision. 

The Backstory. 

 

The Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition, Inc. was founded in 2012 by a group of elected officials and community minded individuals who saw community-based reentry services as part of the solution to reduce recidivism and promote public safety. State Representative Al Williams led the charge, appointed a steering committee, and continues to support the initiative even to this day. 

In 2014, the Coalition activated a steering team to assess the need, inspire community engagement, and build capacity. The Coalition held monthly stakeholder meetings during a 24-month program design and implementation process, during which several focus groups with those with lived-experiences to inform and validate the planning.

 

The SOAR Re-Entry Center, Community-based Adult Re-Entry Program officially opened for direct service to formerly incarcerated individuals on September 14, 2016. Hundreds of stakeholders witnessed a flagship model which has been recognized across the state. Liberty County was also selected as one of seventeen Georgia Prison Re-Entry Initiative Sites by the Governor's Office of Transition, Support, and Reentry (GOTSR). Though the Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition, Inc. did not receive state funding, it has strategically sustained the SOAR Re-Entry Center to serve hundreds of formerly incarcerated individuals with support from local agencies, caring citizens, faith-based organizations, and social organizations. 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kenneth Howard, Board Chair

Michele Freeney-Washington, Vice Chair

Morris Cockerm, Secretary

Fanchon Powe, Treasurer

John Slappy

Victoria Allen

Mamie Thomas

Jeffrey Porter, Jr. 

Henry Knox, Jr. 

Captain Joseph McEady, LCSO

Emmanuel Joyner

State Representative Al Williams, D-168

SOAR RE-ENTRY TEAM

Daisy Jones, Executive Director 

Peggy Littles, Case Manager (Intern)

Lauren Tews, Navigator (Intern) 

John Slappy, Mentor

Madilynn Scriven, Program Assistant

Evangeline Pate, Program Assistant

E. Housey, Program Support

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RE-ENTRY COUNCIL

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