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Lake County Probation to host Re-entry Fair on Jan. 24 for offenders, family members

RELEASE DATE: January 20, 2011

TAVARES — The Lake County Probation Division, along with the Florida Department of Corrections and  Probation and Parole Offices in Lake County, are partnering to hold a Re-entry Fair on Monday, Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center’s auditorium located at 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares.

The free Fair brings together over thirty agencies to aid offenders returning to the community from jail. Information on hand will include assistance with health care benefits, taxes, driver’s licenses, job development and education, housing services, victim assistance, civil rights restoration, voter registration, counseling services,  spiritual support and more.

“We recognize that community corrections agencies alone can’t respond to the complex needs of large numbers of people returning from jail and prison,” said Tony Deaton, Director of Lake County’s Probation Division. “The purpose of our offender re-entry effort is to make our communities safer, assist those returning from jail and prison in becoming productive tax-paying citizens and save taxpayer dollars by lowering the direct and collateral costs of incarceration.”

For more information about the fair, contact Susan Kowalski at (352) 742-6242, or e-mail kowalski.susan@mail.dc.state.fl.us.

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