In mid-January, the Department of Public Safety awarded Re-entry contracts to four additional “Intermediate Agencies” areas of the state. Five areas are currently funded.
The new areas and agencies are:
- Leading into New Communities – New Hanover
- Durham County – Durham
- Family Resource Center South Atlantic – Wake
- Freedom Life Ministries – McDowell
Agencies received $150,000 each to coordinate local re-entry councils and job development for the re-entry population.
We are delighted to see funding for Re-entry Council work move forward. All funding is expected to be short term and agencies are expected to identify local funding. We would like to see some state funds be allocated to this purpose to insure the continuation of the Councils.