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Debbie Lieberman

Under #DaytonStrong, Local Organzations Continue To Mobilze Tornado Recovery Efforts
Jerry Kenney

“I want my people to come back home, because the city of Trotwood is a family."

That's what one speaker told a large group of individuals and organizations that have, for almost two weeks now, focused on recovery efforts in the aftermath of a tornado outbreak that cause massive damage this past Memorial Day.

The gathering took place Friday at Sinclair Community College where the groups involved assessed the work they've done so far, and discussed how to take their recovery efforts to the next level.

Ex-offender Mary Sanders-Yaqeen with John Theobald, aide to Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman. Sanders-Yaqeen received reentry assistance from the county's Reentry Career Alliance Academy after serving a 10-year sentence at Dayton Correction
Jess Mador / WYSO

A Montgomery County program aimed at helping people returning from prison reintegrate into society and find steady employment is showing promise. That was the message from Montgomery County corrections officials at an event held Friday at the University of Dayton.  

The Reentry Career Alliance Academy program launched in 2015, and data show it’s dramatically reduced the number of ex-offenders who end up back behind bars within three years.