Mentors are the friends who walk alongside returning prisoners

Mentoring and solid work readiness training equip successful transition from prison to the workplace and community.

Mentors are the friends who walk alongside returning prisoners transitioning to work and community. Mentors are a critical part of 70×7 Life Recovery. The mentor relationships matter greatly in a returning prisoner’s moving to the life God intended for him or her to have.

70×7’s Work Readiness uses the Jobs4Life training. As one of the recent graduates said:

“The work is tough, but it builds real job skills.”

If you’d like to find out more about mentoring, CONTACT Joe Whalen, (231) 740-9566.

And look for the 70×7 Muskegon Spring 2016 Report in your mail or email. Meet Tony. Subscribe to the blog to be included.

The Good News of Justice

We’ve just celebrated the most important event of the Christian calendar, Easter — the celebration that hope is available to each of us, literally a new life because of our acceptance of the sin cancellation made for us by Jesus Christ.

70×7 Life Recovery Muskegon has officially launched our programming: Christ Centered, Job Anchored Prisoner Re-Entry in Muskegon. As Chuck Colson, the founder of Prison Fellowship says in this article:

“When Christ is raised from the dead on Easter Sunday, we see that there is hope of restoration for all perpetrators of injustice. That is something… that men and women in prisons fully appreciate.”

Don’t we all long to see injustice made right?

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Community to Discuss ‘Mass Incarceration: Balancing Justice and Public Safety’

Muskegon Community College

And Justice for All

Community to Discuss ‘Mass Incarceration: Balancing Justice and Public Safety’

Tuesday, February 23
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

VENUE INFORMATION:
Muskegon Community College
221 S. Quarterline Rd. Muskegon, MI 49442
231-777-0266
http://www.muskegon.cc.mi.us

The community is invited to attend the panel discussion of “Mass Incarceration: Balancing Justice and Public Safety” on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 6-8 p.m. in MCC’s Overbrook Theater.

The event, the fifth in Muskegon Community College’s “And Justice for All” series, is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored with the ACLU of Michigan, the series was made possible by a grant from the John G. Thompson College and Community Fund.

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Our First ‘Walk In’

THIS is about true recovery… One Life… One Relationship… One Day at a time!

Nate and I met Ted at Muskegon Correctional Facility in the faith-based unit through Prison Fellowship last June. He got out on December 23 and came looking for us because we told him we’d be here. Even though we don’t formally launch 70×7Muskegon for a few more months, we have the privilege of guiding and encouraging the men and women who are already coming through our doors, Thanks to you!

Joe Whalen, our Executive Director

That means YOU — you who want to see people get a second chance to turn their lies around and believe that 70x7Muskegon is a great start!!

Focus on Possibilities, Not Obstacles

by Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels

“My neighbor recently shared the story of a professor who handed out an exam to all of his students – one plain piece of paper with a black dot on it. There were no questions – nothing but a black dot. He then told them to write about what they saw. At the end of the exam he collected all the papers and started reading each one out loud. Without exception every student was focused on the black dot, what it meant, how it was positioned on the paper, etc.”

After all the reading was done, he said:

“I’m not going to grade you on this; I just wanted to give you something to think about. No one wrote about the white part of the paper. Everyone focused on the black dot – and the same thing happens in our lives.”

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