Cottonwood AZ (April 24, 2019) – Do you have a friend or loved one who is incarcerated and soon to be released? Are you wondering about the excitement, fears and challenges that individuals and families face when someone they care about is transitioning from prison to the community? If so, you are invited to a free presentation called ‘From Inmate to Citizen’ being presented by MATFORCE’s Yavapai Reentry Project.
Two presentations and discussions are scheduled. The first presentations will be held on Wednesday, May 1 at the Prescott Public Library, Founders Suite B, 215 E. Goodwin Street and the second will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at the Public Safety Building, 199 S. 6th Street in Cottonwood. The time of the presentations is from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Individuals returning from prison into the community experience a transitioning that can include fears, trauma, communication challenges, adjusting to a world that may have changed during their incarceration and cultural changes that include using different thinking and processing skills than what was needed in prison. The presentation will help families and friends understand these challenges and will help them gain a better understanding of how to best guide and communicate effectively with the returning individual.
For questions, please contact MATFORCE at email@example.com or 928-708-0100.