WEST CALDWELL, N.J., April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community Education Centers, Inc. (CEC) celebrates National Reentry Week with an array of events that promote awareness on reentry, demonstrating the company's commitment to reduce recidivism through reentry treatment programming. CEC's reentry treatment model focuses on increasing the chances of successful reentry into the community when released from a CEC facility. Staff and residents in CEC facilities nationwide are recognizing this important week with community service, family events, and conferences that acknowledge the relevance of reentry programming in helping offenders transition to the community.
"We are pleased to celebrate National Reentry Week through activities that encourage positive behavior and support lawful, responsible citizenship," said Steve Tomlin, Senior Vice President of Reentry Operations. "We see the results of our treatment programming working in the lives of hundreds of our alumni that are successfully living crime and drug free. CEC programs have provided the means to change lives."
National Reentry Week (April 24-30, 2016) was designated by the Department of Justice as part of the Obama Administration's commitment to strengthening the criminal justice system. Focus is shifting to the provision of reentry services for the incarcerated that will equip offenders with skills for gaining employment and securing housing. National Reentry Week serves to increase awareness about reentry as a way to improve lives, reduce recidivism, and create secure communities.
CEC staff and residents regularly participate in local community service opportunities, an important element in the reentry treatment programming they provide. Staff and alumni organized varied events to acknowledge National Reentry Week. CEC facilities nationwide held celebrations that included residents from Trenton's Columbus House, Albert M. "Bo" Robinson's Assessment and Treatment Center's mental health facility, helping at a local urban garden project, a Therapeutic Community graduation at Wyoming's Casper Reentry Center, reentry conference attendance in Illinois and Pennsylvania, Colorado's Tooley Hall family celebration and local community cleanups with residents from Philadelphia's Coleman Hall and Reading's ADAPPT.
CEC is a leading national provider of rehabilitative services for offenders in reentry and in-prison treatment facilities, as well as providing comprehensive management of county, state, and federal jail and detention facilities. The Company provides evidence-based programming for residential and non-residential clients and maintains a documented record of reducing recidivism. CEC services also include drug and alcohol testing by SECON, a comprehensive drug testing and screening company that provides services worldwide.
SOURCE Community Education Centers