Take Ten's Re-Entry Program

Author: Andrew Kostielney

Inmates of the Indiana Department of Correction South Bend Community Re-Entry Facility, have been participating in Take Ten's, 10-week, skills-based violence prevention program that builds conflict resolution expertise.
Although the program is known for more than a decade of success in the school setting with youth, Take Ten also engages adult participants by providing both realistic scenarios and positive alternatives to violence.
The re-entry facility’s superintendent, Greg Cress, describes the purpose of the program: “Inmates are tasked with handling conflicts in daily interactions, whether here at the facility, on the job or ultimately upon returning to the community. There are cognitive things you can do with inmates to change the way they see the world. It is especially important to prepare them for when they get out.”

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