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Friday, August 04, 2017

STOP THE REVOLVING JAILHOUSE DOOR: An IPPS Executive Proposal to Reduce Recidivism

The I.P.P.S. Mentoring Program (Involved Parents Productive Students), is a community based mentoring program. The I.P.P.S. Mentoring Program is a nonprofit organization that was founded and created in October of 2005. The mentoring program was developed by a common belief that many youth and the incarcerated in the community lack meaningful academic and career guidance. 

Determined to make a difference, the President of I.P.P.S. convened a series of meetings with several community organizations on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland with the purpose of developing and implementing a mentoring program for at risk youth and the incarcerated. The I.P.P.S. Mentoring Program is a non-profit IRS 501 c 3 corporation. Since opening its doors, the I.P.P.S. Mentoring Program has forged strong partnerships with the local business community, media, the local school district, local churches, correctional facilities and other youth/incarcerated-serving organizations in the community.

The I.P.P.S. Mentoring Program was the proud recipient of the 2010, Excellence in Mentoring Award given by the Maryland Mentoring Partnership.

The President, in conjunction with a group of approximately nine (9) volunteer staff Directors will oversee the operations of the I.P.P.S. 

Mentoring Program. They will develop and operate a one-on-one mentoring program to help improve the knowledge and skills of involved youth and those incarcerated, in subjects such as Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, Active Parenting, Anger Management, etc. The incarcerated will be trained in job skills, Active Parenting, Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, Anger Management, etc. To provide them with job skills that will help towards obtaining meaningful employment upon their release from incarceration or soon after.



Anonymous said...

If you can't do the time then don't do the crime. Why can't the criminals take care of themselves and stop committing crimes. I am tired of society being pilfered because of criminals. As always the "Do Good" non-profits will be the only ones making out on this scheme. I say that if you want to waste my money on criminal dirt bags then build bigger prisons and fill them up. Quit handing out lenient sentences. Treat the criminals as criminals stop coddling them.

Anonymous said...

You can try all the crap you want , new programs don't work. The old program is the best , go to jail for the maximum amount of time . No tv , no education, no free anything , no visitors , just eat and sleep , walk the line one day for 1 hr. back to the cell . Most of all get rid of the ACLU .

Anonymous said...

Just fire up old sparky