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Volunteer with Inmates and Detainees

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Dedicated. Compassionate. Committed.

Volunteers are selfless individuals who are inspired to make a difference and change lives. And we’re proud to say that many such volunteers have found a home, serving inmates and detainees within our facilities, mending the broken-spirited, and giving hope to those who just needed someone to believe in them.

At CCA, we believe in the value of volunteers who give of their time to benefit inmates and detainees and to serve the interests of their communities, religious organizations, or other non-profit organizations. We seek to provide volunteers with opportunities to fulfill their charitable missions and work to the benefit of inmates and detainees. These volunteers are encouraged to apply to enter our facilities, with the understanding that they are serving not on CCA’s behalf – but on behalf of the men and women who are incarcerated.

CCA is a correctional system with nearly 70 prisons, jails, detention centers and residential reentry centers across the country. We operate safe and secure correctional facilities that protect our communities, provide thousands of jobs, and serve as place for growth and renewal for the inmates in our care.

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Stop The Violence Day

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STOP THE VIOLENCE DAY 2013

To: Local Pastors, Ministers and Clergy
From: Project FORWARD
Re: Citywide “Stop the Violence Day” in Houston

October 9, 2013

I pray this letter reaches you in the best of health and spirits. Let me first thank you for all that you do to make our community a better place. We would like to unite with you in that effort, particularly to help stop the senseless violence that appears to be getting worse every day.

In the spirit of unity and solidarity, a group of Black men and organizations have come together and declared Sunday, October 27th, “Citywide Stop the Violence/ Respect for Life Day.” It is a day of remembrance of those who have lost their lives to senseless violence and a day of support for their families. We believe that the church plays a critical role in a unified effort to eradicate the “spirit of Cain” in our community. We must come together. None of us can do it alone.

We are humbly seeking 100 pastors of 100 churches to incorporate a message of “Stop the Violence” into their sermon on the Sunday morning of October 27th. How wonderful would it be to see us as a community speaking with ONE VOICE against this violence on the same day at the same time. We have a group of committed men who have pledged to hit the streets, as well as the airwaves, to encourage as many Black men, boys and youth as we can to attend a church on that Sunday to hear the message. We will encourage single mothers, grandmothers and others to bring their young men to the various houses of worship that day to hear this special message.

Please consider joining us in this noble effort. In doing so, you will be joining thousands across the city in sending a strong message of peace in the streets. If we save ONE LIFE in the process then our work will not have been in vain. Please join us by committing to incorporate a “Stop the Violence” message into your sermon on October 27th. Please email us at info@projectforwardhouston.com to confirm your church’s participation. Thank you.

Deloyd Parker
SHAPE Community Center

Deric Muhammad
Community Activist

Loretta Brock, Coordinator
The Great Awakening 2013
(832)572-2521 Please feel free to call her for additional info.

Note: If your church or organization is interested in being a partner in “Stop the Violence Day” please email us at info@projectforward.com.

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Free DV advocacy training for volunteers (South King County)

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DAWN is offering free advocacy training to individuals willing to commit to one year of volunteer service.

Topics Covered: DV in Context, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Basics, Advocacy Based Counseling, DV Movement Timeline, Safety Planning, Protective Orders, Criminal Law, Mental Health, Chemical Dependency, Trauma, Economic Justice, Abuse in Later Life, Family Law, Immigration, Religion, Self-Care, Confidentiality, Resources, Suicide, Trauma Stewardship, Interpretation, Tech Safety, Mandated Reporting, LGBTQ, Batterers Intervention Programs, Etc…

Training will take place Monday through Friday, June 17-26, 2013 from 9am-4pm in South King County.

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For paying attendees:
DV101 (24 HRS) $200, DV201 (40 HRS) $375, INDIVIDUAL CLASSES $40

For questions, please contact Betsy Ann at (425) 656-4305 ext. 2849.

Submit your registration paperwork by mailing it to: DAWN, Attn: Betsy Ann, PO Box 88007, Tukwila, WA 98138, or by faxing it to (425) 656-4309.