Corrections Day at the Capitol Event March 27

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       

March 11, 2019
Contact: Karen Pojmann
Office: 573-522-1118
Cell: 573-690-7539


Missouri Department of Corrections Holds Capitol Event

Exhibits showcase job training, education, agriculture, support for kids

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – About 96 percent of Missourians who enter Missouri Department of Corrections facilities ultimately return to Missouri communities. More than 19,000 are released every year. We want to make sure they're good neighbors.

Stop by Corrections Day at the Capitol March 27 in the third-floor Capitol rotunda to find out what the Department of Corrections is doing to prepare Missourians involved in the criminal justice system for success after incarceration. Take a look at our workforce development programs that provide Missouri employers with the skilled, certified, dedicated workers they need to grow the economy — while building stability for Missouri families and reducing crime. Also learn about programs in reentry, education, community supervision, agriculture, parenting and giving back to the community. 

Who:               Missouri Department of Corrections

What:             Corrections Day at the Capitol

When:             9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27

Where:           Missouri State Capitol, Third Floor Rotunda
                        201 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, MO 65101

Stop by to learn about about:

  • Vocational education programs developing skills and granting certifications for jobs in in-demand-fields, such as welding, heavy equipment operation, truck driving and culinary arts
  • Missouri Vocational Enterprises, a self-funded job training program with 22 industries in 12 correctional centers
  • Agriculture programs that give offenders practical job skills while feeding Missourians in need and conserving natural resources
  • Adult education programs and higher education partnerships that ensure more Missourians leave our facilities with high school diplomas and college credits
  • Staff recruitment and training programs that boost safety inside and outside facilities
  • Reentry programs that connect former offenders with employment, treatment, housing and other vital resources
  • Newly transformed community supervision centers, including the state's first center for women
  • The Justice Reinvestment Initiative and treatment pilot programs launched in three counties to help reduce recidivism through coordinated services
  • Programs that provide children of offenders with scholarships, after-school care, holiday gifts and stronger relationships with their parents
  • Restorative justice projects serving Missourians with disabilities through handmade weighted quilts and vests for kids with autism as well as programs producing Braille and audio materials for deaf Missourians
  • Religious & spiritual services 
  • Victim services
  • Puppies for Parole