The process of leaving prison can be very difficult, especially for ex.offenders and felons that have had to serve lengthy Sentences. Reentry programs for ex-offenders can be very helpful for those that need a helping hand once outside prison. Ex-offender reentry programs are proven to help recidivism rates among all ex-offenders regardless of sex, race or creed. Many ex-offenders have a very hard time on the outside after serving their sentences. Ex-offenders have difficulties finding jobs, adequate housing or even attaining photo identification. These difficulties lead to more problems and often cause the ex-offender to get into trouble again. The purpose of ex-offender reentry programs is to mitigate these problems to allow the offender to concentrate on adjusting to life on the outside. Many programs offer short term housing, job assistance and often have other spiritual and therapy aspects within the program.
- Why offender reentry programs are important and necessary for the community
- What types of reentry programs are there
- Where can you find assistance and funding for reentry programs
Brenda Golden, Esq., Brenda Golden, Esq.
Brenda Golden is an enrolled citizen of the Muscogee Nation. She attended Sequoyah Indian High School, served 8 years in the US Air Force, and resided in Central Oklahoma from 1986 to 2013. She has a Bachelor’s and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma, and has graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law. Her professional work experience includes over 15 years in HR and Executive Mgmnt. She has worked for the last 10 years with native organizations.
Brenda Golden is an enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She grew up outside of Clearview, Oklahoma on “Harjo Hill”, attended Sequoyah Indian High School, served in the US Air Force for 8 years and resided in Central Oklahoma from 1986 to 2013. She currently resides in Eastern Oklahoma having relocated to work for her tribal nation. Brenda has three daughters (one deceased) and four grandchildren.
She has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Marketing and a Masters in Business Administration both conferred from the University of Oklahoma. Brenda graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law with a Juris Doctor and is a member of the National Native American Bar Association.
Her professional work experience includes over 15 years in Human Resources and Executive Management and 10 years with the State of Oklahoma. She has dedicated the last 10 years to working with tribal governments and native organizations.
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