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Voices of Reentry

Nomi Sofer

Voices of Reentry is a series of profiles of people making good on second chances after they return from incarceration. Articles in the series tell individual stories to highlight the impact of programs funded under federal Improved Reentry Education grants. See these profiles and more tools on the U.S. Department of Education's Reentry Toolkit.

  • Jordan Holter: Seizing the Opportunity of a Lifetime. Jordan Holter had been in and out of jail more than 20 times, not including his stays in juvenile facilities. Learn about his experience in Project Proven. Before turning 32, Jordan will graduate from Western Technical College with an associate’s degree in manufacturing systems maintenance and a full-time job.
  • Dorothy Gonzales: It's Never Too Late for Change. Dorothy Gonzales got her GED on her 49th birthday. The odds of a woman in her fifties with a ninth-grade education and a criminal history transforming herself into a desirable job candidate are slim. But Dorothy beat the odds again and again, and Washburn Tech’s CPT program was a critical step on her long path toward recovery and reentry.
  • Vanessa Adams and Shelly Vincent: TDL Training Puts Women on a Path to Self-Sufficiency. Extending a transportation, distribution, and logistics training program into two prisons to create new training and employment opportunities for women and men returning from incarceration.