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Revive Our Old Town (ROOT)

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A local service agency was successful with their bid to provide transportation and support services to newly released inmates. They were awarded the prison contract and with city support were able to purchase vans for transportation and provide wrap around support services for newly released inmates. While some of those recently released from the prison continued to live in the downtown core without shelter, many were able to find housing, treatment, and employment through the service center. Several previous and current homeless individuals became acquainted with the residents and, in a few cases, became engaged in the CBI efforts to improve the downtown corridor (building gardens, clean-ups, etc.).

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