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RCI Graduates - Franklin County IMPACT Community Action Program

RCI Graduates - Franklin County IMPACT Community Action Program

The Franklin County IMPACT Community Action Agency Reentry Work Readiness Program at RCI consisted of 10 Program Modules conducted bi-weekly over a five-month period.    The program was facilitated by Dr. Lewis Dodley and Mr. Eddie D. Slade.  They employed several skill-building tools used in IMPACT Reentry and Employment Plus Programs to identify transferable skills, build resumes and establish SMART Goals (Specific, measurable, Attainable Relevant and Time-Bound Goals).    To enhance the effectiveness of these activities, participants complete a brief Cognitive Style Inventory©   designed to approximate each person’s Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI© score.   This helps participants make informed choices about the industry in which they might seek work upon release.   The critical aspect of the training method depends upon the ability of the facilitators to get participants to open-up and fully engage in dialogue with them.  With the experience of Dr. Dodley, combined with the “living proof” provided by Mr. Slade’s successful reentry experience, participants could develop a measure of hope that they could also move in that direction, regardless of past mistakes. 

Ten individuals in RCI’s Going Home for Good unit program accepted the opportunity to improve their chances of successful return to their communities by graduating from the Franklin County IMPACT Community Action Agency Re-Entry Work Readiness Program.



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