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The Word Church's Character Development Program at NERC

The Word Church's Character Development Program at NERC

The Word Church Prison Ministry began facilitating an intensive 40-week character development program, delivering value based principles from book of Proverbs to the residents at Northeast Reintegration Center.  “Our volunteers undergo a unique training and are certified as facilitators to deliver the Foundations For Achievement curriculum”, says Darella (Dee) Motley, Prison Ministry Leader. 

The residents meet with Prison Ministry facilitators weekly for a two hour roundtable discussions on the values, benefits and steps to follow of each weekly principle. 

Thirteen residents were recognized for completing their second module.  “We believe it's important to recognize milestone achievement, so we celebrate our participants at each 10 week module completion with certificates and a delicious meal”, says Dee.

This program was developed by the LaRed Foundation which also provides leadership training to ODRC staff.  

Warden Brande Harris said, “I have heard wonderful things about this program from GCI Warden LaShann Eppinger and we are looking for this program to deliver solid results in the area of changed lives and reduced recidivism”.

The Word Church Prison Ministry is proud to announce the expansion of their program to Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Corrections Facility in August, and are looking forward to initiating the program at Lake Erie Correctional later this year.

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