The Lane Report, Louisville launches program to connect young adult offenders to jobs, education
100 people ages 18 to 24 to be selected for REimage program
Date Published: 11/17/2015
Mayor Greg Fischer today launched REImage, an initiative designed to help young people ages 18-24 facing adult misdemeanor charges receive a second chance. Program mentors and case managers will help the youth navigate the court system, connect with jobs and further their education by obtaining a GED or enrolling in college or training. They will also receive guidance and support in dealing with personal issues such as addressing their charges with employers, parenthood and alcohol and drug use. 100 people will be selected for the program.
“Giving these young people a second chance is not only the right thing to do, it’s good for our economy and a key part of our strategy for creating safer neighborhoods,” Fischer said. “Connecting them to education and jobs increases their chance for success, while simultaneously reducing the odds that they will be further involved in crime and violence.”
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