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OBK Provides ‘New Programs to Reduce Recidivism’

OBK Provides ‘New Programs to Reduce Recidivism’

OBK Provides ‘New Programs to Reduce Recidivism’ for our Returning Citizens in the Illinois / St. Louis-Metro East area. How we reduce recidivism! 1) OBK Clients are the Boss. Clients express their needs, concerns, and hopes. OBK really cares and ...
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Welcome to OBK!  We are waiting to work for YOU, BOSS.

Welcome to OBK! We are waiting to work for YOU, BOSS.

The OBK Staff is ready for you to tell us how we can help you, and other needs you may have, and we will do our best to find the people and programs that may help. Although OBK can’t guarantee ...
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Welcome Nautica Young as Indiana State University Intern

Welcome Nautica Young as Indiana State University Intern

The OBK reentry program for men and women coming out of prisons and jails welcomed Nautica Young to work during the winter semester doing research on traumas, conducting new client INTAKE’S, and working with both men and women in the ...
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Detainees are our fellow parishioners, Prison Ministry reminds us

Detainees are our fellow parishioners, Prison Ministry reminds us

By LINDA BEHRENS Contributing Writer “It’s Canon Law that surrounding parishes take care of those who are in the prisons near them. Those in custody at these prisons are members of the local parish,” says Louis Slapshack, associate coordinator for ...
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Mass celebrated in southern Illinois prisons for first time in 18 months

Mass celebrated in southern Illinois prisons for first time in 18 months

By LINDA BEHRENS Contributing writer Due to COVID-19 restrictions in March 2020, the Illinois Department of Corrections closed all prisons, jails and work camp access to clergy and lay volunteers who were providing Catholic service ministry to detainees and those ...
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Diocese of Belleville Prison Ministry

Catholic Conference of Illinois: Prison and Jail Ministry

St. Leonard's Ministry

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National Association of Catholic Chaplains

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OBK Reentry Office:
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62201-3085

Office Phone: 618-271-7821
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Mike Schuette

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