MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The U.S. Attorney's Office for Mississippi is hosting a Re-entry Services Fair Wednesday in Meridian to help recently released offenders be successful on the outside and avoid going back to jail.
Participating agencies will set up booths to provide resources in assistance with obtaining personal identification documents, housing information, educational assistance, legal information and guidance for seeking and obtaining employment.
The Re-entry Services Fair will be Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Velma Young Community Center, 2400 16th Avenue.
“Re-entry is an integral part of Project EJECT and a vital component to reducing violent crime," said U.S. Attorney Hurst. "Most prisoners today will one day be released back into our communities. We as a people must do all that we can to empower these individuals with the tools they need to be law-abiding and productive citizens."
Agencies participating in the Re-entry Services Fair include the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Social Security Administration, Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Mississippi Department of Human Services, Mississippi Department of Corrections, U.S. Probation Office, Mississippi Community College Board, and the Governor’s Job Fair Network of Mississippi.