A local organization is working with law enforcement to provide programs in a jail designed to help curb recidivism. Help of Door County has support groups that meet within the Door County Jail. Executive Director Milly Gonzales says one new program is being started for those who identify as Latino in the community.
Other curriculums offered at the Door County Jail include “Building Strong Families” and “Healthy Relationships” for both men and women who are incarcerated. Gonzales notes that the Operation Fresh Start program through the Door County Sheriff’s Department and Sheriff Tammy Sternard is an effort to provide a path forward for inmates and end recidivism. A regular support group is provided every other Tuesday with social distancing being followed. You can contact Help of Door County for more information.