Baton Rouge, LA- The Southern University Ag Center’s Second Chance 2 Recovery (SC2R) Program held a petting zoo and a graduation ceremony during the 7th Annual One Day with Kids at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on June 2.
Sixteen incarcerated mothers were presented with certificates of completion for participating in the six-week course which addresses critical family, social health and environmental and economic issues.
The One Day with Kids allowed mothers to physically interact with their children for a full day in a relaxed, fun environment.
During the program, several SC2R participants expressed how the program helped them with their parenting skills and has preparing them for their re-entry into mainstream society.
Judge Pam Taylor Johnson with the East Baton Rouge Juvenile Court served as the keynote speaker for the program. She encouraged the inmates to use what they learned in their classes and their time incarcerated to help them become better citizens.
The SC2R program provides incarcerated individuals with educational lessons on the topics of family communication, parental involvement, anger management, additive behaviors, co-dependency, resume writing and interview skills.
The inmates must have a good behavioral record at the jail to participate in the SC2R Program and can not be accused of crimes against children.
For additional information on the SU Ag Center’s Second Chance 2 Recovery Program, contact Tiffany Franklin at 225.771.2242.
A video on the event from WAFB News Channel 9 can be viewed by clicking, http://www.wafb.com/clip/11559783/ebrso-hosts-one-day-with-kids-at-ebr-parish-prison?autostart=true
To read an article on the event that appeared in The Advocate Newspaper, click http://theadvocate.com/news/12538271-123/inmate-moms-reconnect-with-their