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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Hand In Hand Baltimore: Re-Entry Program

Hand In Hand Baltimore: Re-Entry Program

Each year thousands of youth under the age of 18, are charged as adults and consequently detained in adult detention centers where there are no services available to cater to their youth and increased potential for self betterment. More specifically, there is an absolute void of mental health programs available to the youths housed in the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC). In September of 2009, Jessica Turral founded Hand in Hand Baltimore, Inc. in an effort to diminish that void and provide the voiceless with a face.

HIH provides the youth with mental health and case management services continuously while at BCDC and upon their release into the community. Young men in our community based program are matched with mentors, placed into educational programs, assisted with employment searches/ job readiness, and above all else, receive a partner to help them change their lives around.

We are currently accepting new participants. Any young man between the ages of 14 and 21 who has had any type of interaction with the adult criminal justice system, while under the age of 18, is eligible. Our sessions are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

If you are interested in applying, contact Marika Tate, Reentry Program Specialist at 410-889-5072 or via email

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