Whatcom-based national re-entry group celebrates anniversary

The National Coalition of Community-Based Correctional and Community Re-Entry Service Organizations, a national nonprofit partly based in Whatcom County, is celebrating its two-year anniversary in November.

The national organization, with its West Coast office in Blaine, works to reduce incarceration in the U.S. through community-based prison programming delivered by nonprofits and volunteers. It has member-groups across the country.

“As a lawyer, I fully recognize the need for community-based programming in prisons and re-entry,” said Lesra Martin, a spokesperson for the group, in a press release. “Community involvement is essential in providing a ‘way up’ for people involved in the correctional system. [The coalition] is an important national vehicle for supporting such community programming.”

More information is online: www.nc4rso.org.

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