Virtual Re-Entry Resource Fair Scheduled for Current, Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Current and formerly incarcerated persons in Lafayette and surrounding areas have an upcoming opportunity to learn about the many resources available to them to assist with re-entry into the community.

Posted: Sep 7, 2021 10:40 AM

Lafayette, LA— Current and formerly incarcerated persons in Lafayette and surrounding areas have an upcoming opportunity to learn about the many resources available to them to assist with re-entry into the community.

Several community organizations are coming together to hold a virtual resource fair for current and formerly incarcerated individuals and their families on Thursday, September 9. The virtual event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Brazen.

Participating resource providers help make the transition from incarceration back into the community smoother by offering assistance with employment, substance abuse, mental health and sobriety support, counseling, benefit application assistance and more.

“The Resource Fair provides community connections and opens up a dialogue between community resources and offenders to have a better understanding that offenders are people that do have something to positively contribute to our community. If given a positive perspective we might have a positive outcome, which is a win-win for our community,” said Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Corrections Major Paula Smith.

Resource seekers an access the web-based Brazen software now to create a profile before the event. During the event, resource seekers will be able to participate in text-based chats with participating organizations via phone, tablet or computer.

Register for the event, create a Brazen profile and view participating organizations.

The event is presented by the LPSO Reentry Program, Louisiana Department of Corrections and Lafayette Economic Development Authority. For more information, contact Jessica Hall at 337-231-6365 ext. 7319 or Jessica.hall@lafayettesheriff.com

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