Partners with our Community
In order for SCREEN to be effective, a network of organizations and individuals that want to help ex-offenders successfully transition back into the community is a must. Entities that make up such a network meet monthly in round table discussions and collaboration.
- Currently there are 28 SCREEN Partners in Union County plus several housing property owners and managers, and individuals willing to work together. The organizations are: Adept, Chemical Dependency / Court Services, Christian Women’s Job Corp, City of Monroe HR Dept., DA Office in Union County, Daymark Recovery Services, Department of Social Services, Federal Probation & Parole, HIS Perfect Love Ministries, Monroe Police Violent Crime Task Force, Monroe-Union County Community Development Corp., NC DOC Community Development Office, NC DOC Office of Transition, NC DOC Probation & Parole in Union County, NC DOC Union Correctional Center Prison, NC Employment Security / Job Link, New Beginnings (substance abuse treatment), Oakland Mentoring, Operation Reach Out, Safer Communities Ministry, South Piedmont Community College, Restoration House, Union County (UC) Crisis Assistance Ministry, UC Community Shelter, UC HR, UC Sheriff and UC Jail, United Way office in UC, Vocational Rehab.
- In Mecklenburg County relationships with ministry network organizations, half-way houses and church group collaborations continue to grow: Charlotte Correctional Center (NCDOC work release prison), Center for Community Transitions, Changed Choices, FAVAR Ministries, Hoskins Park, Mecklenburg County Jail, Mecklenburg Aftercare Network, Mecklenburg Opportunity Re-entry Network, Prison Fellowship, New Life houses, Fresh Start houses, and churches such as Central Church of God, Christ Covenant, Forest Hills, Macedonia Baptist, Steele Creek Community Church, University Park Baptist, etc.
- State level relationships are established with: Employment Security Commission, NCDOC Community Development, NCDOC Office of Transitional Services (OTS), Transitional Aftercare Network, Rural Courts Commission (the RCC has made a recommendation about the SCREEN model for all rural counties to consider). SCREEN intentionally follows OTS’s four phase model of re-entry as the basis for a full continuum of care from the inside to the outside in the community, i.e., SCREEN’s Structured Transition and Aftercare Program inside the Union County Correctional Center in Monroe.
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