You Did the Crime, Now What? Returning Citizens
It’s difficult for returning citizens to start over. Too often life after prison is riddled with hardships, closed doors, and the temptation to fall back into toxic ways of life. But there are resources available to help those formerly incarcerated.
Leon El-Alamin understands how and why so many returning citizens find themselves trapped in a cycle that lands them repeatedly in jail. And he’s dedicated to helping break that cycle.
Despite a rough beginning, growing up in an environment filled with drugs, gangs, and crime, Mr. El-Alamin has turned his life around and is focused on helping fellow returning citizens find their feet. As a Genesee Health System Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid Recovery Coach and founder of M.A.D.E. Institute he offers unique insight on how young people and former inmates can get – and stay – on the right track.
Derrick Jackson, Director of Community Engagement at Washtenaw Sheriff, also joins us to share what he and the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office are doing to help former inmates reintegrate into society and avoid recidivism.
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