DALLAS (AP) - About 150 former inmates have graduated from a
program at a Dallas megachuch designed to increase their odds of
succeeding after prison.
Those receiving diplomas during a Sunday ceremony at The
Potter's House join 1,000 men and women who have completed the
12-month Texas Offenders Re-entry Initiative since 2005.
Participants get help with job searches, housing, financial
literacy and substance-abuse counseling.
The initiative's executive director, Tina Naidoo, says the
offenders have paid for their crimes and deserve another chance.
Nearly one-third of former Texas inmates return to prison within
three years, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
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