Last November, the News Herald published an article featuring a new initiative by the Lake County Jail Ministry (LCJM) that will focus on after care for formerly incarcerated individuals. After serving inmates “inside the bars” for over 30 years through Sunday church services and one-on-one mentoring, LCJM saw the critical need for more intensive mentoring care after they are released into the community. As a result, LCJM’s Community Life Program is being launched later this year.
The new program invites volunteers to participate in Community Life Groups that come along side former inmates who desire a fresh start. Volunteers are prepared for the experience through training and ongoing follow-up after the Community Life Group is under way. Each Community Life Group is made up of five volunteers who commit to meeting once a week for one year with a former inmate.
Link to the News Herald article here:
Anyone interested in joining a Community Life Group can start by attending an informational session. The registration form can be found below: