Inside Out Reentry Community’s mission is to support people involved in the criminal legal system and to educate the public to promote healing, restore relationships, and reduce recidivism. Inside Out works with individuals incarcerated throughout Iowa and provides additional assistance to those returning to Johnson County after release.
Inside Out operates a drop-in Resource Center for returning citizens to socialize and get assistance with education, job and housing applications, etc. Weekly community meetings provide opportunities for sharing successes and challenges, skills workshops, and small group activities. Inside Out also coordinates a mentoring program where a community member teams up with a returning citizen to discuss the reentry plan, work on skill-building activities, and enjoy social time. Volunteers are welcome (insideoutreentry.com).
Contribute cash or checks to UUS (Inside Out on memo line) on Sundays or to the office. Or make an online offering donation: https://onrealm.org/uusic/-/give/SJOffering.