Board of Directors
|Vice-President||Lizanne K. Young|
|Secretary||Louis F. Slapshak|
|Treasurer||Jesse P. Gurley III|
|Director||Julie M. Orlet|
|Program Director||Michael Schuette|
|Program Coordinator||Ernest Rice-Bey|
|Jobs Coordinator||Frederick James|
|Literacy Class||Michael Berens|
|Job Skill Class||Rick Crosby|
|Life Skills Class||Bill Bailey|
|Office Assistant||Robert Kirchgessner|
|Clothing Manager||Linda Meirink|
|Clothing Manager||Dan Meirink|
|Life Skill Class||Julie Orlet|
|Computer Class||Linda Schuette|
|Office Assistant||Sue Taylor|
|Literacy Class||Colleen West|
OBK Welcomes 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 Life Skill classes. Nautica also wrote articles on: “Why Reentry Programs are Important” and also a power point presentation on “Restorative Justice” and how the process was beneficial to the victim, offender and the community. Since it is very difficult to gather all the parties together it was suggested that some of the interface could be on ZOOM to avoid direct contact at the beginning of the process.
Nautica was also able to work with the staff and make recommendation about program additions and improvements based on her studies on Criminology and Criminal Justice (Major) and also Corrections and Psychology (Minor) at Indiana State University.
OBK was approved as an internship site by Indiana State University and looks forward to having other undergraduates and graduates to continue their on-site education dealing with the reentry process for returning citizens in the Metro-East area.
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Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition
Diocese of Belleville Prison Ministry
Catholic Conference of Illinois: Prison and Jail Ministry
National Association of Catholic Chaplains
OBK Reentry Office:
614 N. 7th Street,
East St. Louis, IL
Office Phone: 618-271-7821
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