Helping Ex-Offenders, Up Close and Personal

HOW EX-OFFENDERS ARE FINDING REDEMPTION THROUGH BOSS’S INNOVATIVE REENTRY PROGRAM

The legendary photographer Robert Capa famously said, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”

Capa wasn’t referring to telephoto lenses or zooming in close, but intimate familiarity with your subject, or, actually getting to know the people you are photographing.

The same is true for anti-poverty efforts. If your outcomes aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough. Along with a violence intervention program out of Washington DC, the Peaceholics, this Oakland re-entry program, CTEC, is one of the most impressive social service providers I have ever seen, in large measure, because they get close, very close, to everyone who comes their way for help.

 

Photo credit: Jon-Mychal Cox and Haku Production House

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