New Mercy Community Reentry Program (NMCRP)
New Mercy Community Services, Inc. is posed to begin its reentry program in 2015. The New Mercy Community Reentry Program (NMCRP) has partnered with Prison Fellowship, a national organization focused on helping men and women transitioning from prison back to community. Staff members and volunteers of NMCRP will enter the prison and begin preparing program participants for their release. During this period of in-reach, NMCRP staff will assess the housing, education, employment, health and counseling needs of the program participants.
Working with service providers in the Griffin and Spalding County communities, NMCRP will assist program participants in creating and implementing an individualized re-entry plan. Upon their release, members of New Mercy Baptist Church will surround the program participant with support during the transition phase of the reentry process.
Preference for participation in the program will be given to men and women from Spalding County. NMCRP will focus on high and medium risk individuals as determined by a validated and reliable actuarial assessment tool. In addition, the program participant must be within six months to a year of his or her temporary parole month, i.e., release date. It will be through NMCRP that we will assist men and women in changing their lives by helping them renew their minds.