|Flagler Sheriff’s Office unveils inmate reform program|
|By staugustine.com- Matt Bruce|
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office on Monday showcased a new initiative intent on lowering Flagler’s crime rate by giving criminals the wherewithal to earn a living legally.
The agency began a program called STRIDE last May that teaches inmates skills to become productive members of society.
When Sheriff Rick Staly took office last year, he aimed to stop the “revolving door” of inmates cycling through the jail. So he asked Becky Quintieri, the detention center’s Inmate Services director, to design a program to help equip inmates with tools and education that could turn their lives around.
From GED training to parenting and vocational courses, domestic violence counseling and treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, STRIDE strives to provide inmates with a number of services -- many of which weren’t available at the jail before.
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