Uptown Messenger: Better re-entry services for people leaving prison should be a 2018 goal


First 72+ is grateful to Ms. Columbus for her reference to our work in her article on the need for a widespread change in the public's attitude toward the formerly incarcerated:

"Except for the First 72+ and Goodwill Industries, there are very few organizations which will greet [ex-offenders] with open arms. Since their founding almost three years ago, the First 72+ has provided services to 200 men."

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