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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Teaching Parenting Skills To Inmates; Volunteers Needed

Teaching Parenting Skills To Inmates; Volunteers Needed

insideoutdadpotterjailA new program is being launched at the Potter County Jail as part of a continuing effort to prepare inmates to more smoothly transition back into society. This initiative is designed to instill better parenting skills. It is based largely on curriculum materials purchased by Potter County Human Services (PCHS) and the recruitment of volunteers to teach it and counsel the inmates, all of whom are males. 

Melissa Gee from Potter County Human Services shared details of “Inside Out Dad” at last week’s meeting of the Potter County Board of Commissioners. A 12-chapter program emphasizes development of effective parenting and adjustment skills for inmates. “We’re hoping that we may be able to tap into a group of retired teachers, clergy and others to volunteer,” Gee said. Sessions would probably be held once a week, she added. Gee can be reached at 814-544-7341.

7 comments :

Anonymous said...

I Think it is great that these classes are being offered to inmates! I am wondering if GED classes are still being offered to inmates in potter county jail? I don't seem to hear much about them. Many of the inmates in potter County jail are young. I am wondering if it would be to much to ask the people who book these young men into the jail to be required to let them know whats available to them.

Anonymous said...

All these "rehab" programs should be given to school kids while they are in school NOT after they are hardened criminals.

Of course, preventing these problems would cut off the "cash cow" for the Boro, Township, County, State and Federal governments. The more a person commits wrongs against society, the more money they make off of it.

Anonymous said...

Why would you need volunteers. Fire and EMS need volunteers. When this program fails. They will blame the volunteers and bet you can't guess who will be held accountable when then program fails and the criminals commit a crime against a kid. There isn't insurances in place to protect the volunteers from liability.

Anonymous said...

9:31 you are right about that and in Potter County the cops pancake charges and the DA lacks the experience and insight to weed through the BS.......That is what makes money for the Boro, Township and county........ Its not about justice its about money. I think that is why they call him rubber stamp Andy

Anonymous said...

I am so sick with all the volunteers needed crap ! How about a paying job for people in the area!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 4:20 whole heartedly!!
Parenting skills for inmates????
Wow! & 11:28 you are right on!

Anonymous said...

So true they will get out and go back in and the people who volunteer will be held responsible and that will be sad. They need to teach this in the schools but will not happen. It is a bunch of crap to even do this I know inmates that have gotten out and end up back there again. I mean what the heck 3 squares a day.