North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has declared April as Second Chance Month to recognize the hurdles many formerly incarcerated people face as they reacclimate to society.
Several virtual events are being held this month to bring greater awareness to the issue and highlight support programs available in the Orange County.
The Orange County Local Reentry Council Stigma & Recovery Support Services is hosting a free virtual event at 10 a.m. on April 21. Troy Manns, the Statewide Manager of Advocacy and Education for Recovery Communities of North Carolina (RCNC), will present on Stigma and Recovery Support Services. Register at www.orangecountync.gov/stigma.
The Coordinated Local Reentry Council Meeting for Orange County will host its regular meeting on April 23. The public is invited to participate in this live virtual event hosted by the Orange County Criminal Justice Resource Department and the Orange County Health Department. Please register at www.orangecountync.gov/ReentryMeeting. For more information, contact Keith Patterson, Local Reentry Council Coordinator at 919-245-2064:
The Orange County Local Reentry Council will host “Understanding Support for Survivors of Sexual Violence and Trauma” on Tuesday, April 27, at 10 a.m. The Orange County Rape Crisis Center will present on Sexual Violence and tools to be used by service providers when interacting with survivors.
Please register for the event: www.orangecountync.gov/Survivors.