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Invest in Yourself!

The "Invest in Yourself" Monday Resource Madness workshop series was created to assist participants with the struggles of sifting through tons of resource opportunities & careers online. When a person arrives back into their community from jail or prison you can be assured they will experience some anxiety, frustration, and become overwhelmed with searching for an occupation or a resource. Often the pressure from several Criminogenic Needs are amongst the risks within situations of recidivism. In order to eliminate barriers for the individual who is re-entering and does not know the employment landscape, Get Connected addresses the need of each individual seeking help with employment education & referrals.

The "Invest in Yourself" Monday Resource Madness workshop series is held every Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. (CST).  Workshops can be attended in person or online. A registration form must be filled out in order to attend this workshop. Once you have completed the registration form, a confirmation email will be sent along with a link to join the meeting via ZOOM online meeting room. If you would like to attend an in person session, the location will be forwarded to you in a confirmation email once your registration is complete and you have chosen the in-person option.  Get Connected realizes how intimidating the reentry process can be, sign up now!  

Register or call Get Connected @ 779-513-2565 to get the details for the next workshop. Register for workshop by completing this form.

Technology Tuesday!

When the Technology opportunity comes knocking, you must open the door! Get Connected believes in moving technology forward by vowing to leave no one behind. This means our participants get up close and personal hands-on training in the World Wide Web and everything in between. Creating & formatting documents, attaching files, developing presentations, and online exploring is within each experience.  There is no question individuals feel like they do not belong when they are challenged with technology. The lack of literacy involved when a person becomes free to explore the world at their fingertips can be frustrating for some. A tech savvy person in the workplace could increase worker stability, boosts productivity, retention, and morale, which leads to a greater economy—but it may yet be a challenge for one to address. 

Technology Tuesday sessions are held every Tuesday from 5:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. (CST).  Sessions can be attended in person or online. A registration form must be filled out in order to attend this session. Once you have completed the registration form, a confirmation email will be sent along with a link to join the meeting via ZOOM online meeting room. If you would like to attend an in person session, the location will be forwarded to you in a confirmation email once your registration is complete and you have chosen the in-person option. Sign up now!  

Register or call Get Connected @ 779-513-2565 to get the details for the next workshop. Register for session by completing this form.

Getting Ahead While Gettin' Out

Reducing repeat offenses and conserving limited resources are critical to the criminal justice system. That is why many criminal justice professionals are turning to aha! Process’s Bridges Out of Poverty. The program enables judges, parole officers, law enforcement professionals, first responders, and others to better understand the dynamics that lead to repeated arrests and incarcerations. It also helps build the resources offenders need to break the cycle and build better lives for themselves and their families. Sign up for a 10-week session and you won't regret it. A person will learn their life upon release, connect with resources, and build a sound understanding of how to operate towards personal goals and achieve entrepreneurial success! How to start your journey towards Skilled Trades is explored within this program. Sessions starting. Click here to Get placed on the list sessions are filling up Quickly!

Sessions are held twice a week!

Saturday Lunch & Learns with Fifth Third Bank!
Get Connected Partners with Fifth Third Bank to bring financial literacy to the table! The lunch & learn is held at the Fifth Third Bank located at 3936 W. Riverside Blvd. Rockford, IL 61101 815-964-7287. A FREE lunch is served while participants learn how to enhance their financial IQ by having a more hands-on learning experience!

Lunch & Learn is Saturday's from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. (CST). Call for the next date! Sessions are held in person. A registration form must be filled out in order to attend this session. Once you have completed the registration form a confirmation email will be sent to you. Sign up now!  

Register or call Get Connected @ 779-513-2565 to get the details for the next workshop. Register for session by completing this form.

 

Rules of Re-engagement

Get Connected offers an Invest In yourself... ASAP (Achieving Success After Prison) workshop for individuals fresh out of jail or prison. This workshop focuses on the de-incarceration process and educates participants on the "Rules of Re-engagement". The workshop  is designed to introduce formerly incarcerated individuals to ways in which to re-engage within the community and make every minute upon release count.

The Invest in Yourself "Rules of Re-engagement" workshop is held every Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. (CST).  Workshops can be attended in person or online. A registration form must be filled out in order to attend this workshop. Once you have completed the registration form, a confirmation email will be sent along with a link to join the meeting via ZOOM online meeting room. If you would like to attend an in person session, the location will be forwarded to you in a confirmation email once your registration is complete and you have chosen the in-person option.  Get Connected realizes how intimidating the reentry process can be.

If you would like to sign up for the "Rules of Re-engagement" please click here to complete the form.  

 
Court Support Services
are available for those individuals or family members who are not quite sure of how the justice system works but would like to support a family member or friend in need. GC Court Support services provides a volunteer advocate to go to court with you. Taking the pressure away from you feeling alone and abandoned throughout the process.
In Addition, the most important reason why GC offers Court Support services is because often times people walk into the court room and the Judge hears bits and pieces of their case by the State's Attorney's office and then a few words from the Attorney they've hired themselves or the Public Defender  Furthermore, people leave the courtroom still wondering what happened and what happens next. We offer support and referrals to legal help. If you or anyone you know needs assistance please fill out the form and receive a response within 24 hours to set up services.
Thank you in advance for allowing us to serve your re-entry needs!
for immediate assistance call our office at 779-513-2565 or our Office Cell at 815-997-8GET (8438). Or fill out the form below and click send and we will respond to the message below within 2 hours.
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