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Many individuals can find themselves released from prison but locked out of work. Successful reentry programs give former offenders opportunities to support themselves through legitimate and productive work, reducing recidivism and improving public safety. But finding employment or being able to start a business is only part of the equation. Research reveals many barriers that inhibit someone’s ability to be successful upon reentry. In this Uplift Kitsap we shine a spotlight on the work of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s Welcome Home Reentry Program within Kitsap County. This program models a human dignity approach to reentry—providing healing, hope, and opportunities—for those who are and have been incarcerated to become contributing members of society and embrace a positive future.

Highlights

  • How reentry programs can support a healthy and thriving community
  • Involving businesses in reentry and creating opportunities to increase quality of life and reduce recidivism.

Janel Mcfeat

Janel Mcfeat is the Project Manager/Strategic Planner for the Second Chance Act Community-based Adult Reentry grant. She holds a BA in Social Work from Pacific Lutheran University and is pursuing a master’s in Social Work. She has worked 20 years in case management, victim advocacy, restorative justice, Tribal probation and reentry, court services, and does strategic planning for human dignity reentry models. Ms. Mcfeat is certified in Moral Resonation Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, tapping to reduce PTSD, Conflict Resolution, and in White Bison 12 Step Medicine Wheel. She is also qualified in Correctional Assessment and Intervention System™ and is a Restorative Circle Practitioner. Ms. Mcfeat presents this human dignity reentry model to state and national audiences in hopes that the culture of corrections will shift to more restorative practices and a human dignity reentry model will be infused into jail and prisons systems throughout the country.

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Created by the Kitsap Business Forum, Uplift Kitsap is a free interactive online series fostering strong and resilient business leaders.

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Race, equity, and inclusion are not only imperative social issues, but vital economic issues impacting company sustainability and overall performance. In this insightful discussion, we uplift our emerging leaders and make their voices heard. From education to workforce recruitment to consumer spending, you’ll hear the experiences and perspectives of the next generation of young professionals.

Emerging Leaders Panel
Kelvin Gardner Jr., Central Kitsap High School
Austin Kitchens, Northwest University
Ania Briggs, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy

Ken Riley

Ken Riley
Moderator

Ken was born and raised in Southern California. In 1996 he joined the United States Navy and relocated to Bremerton WA, where he presently resides. He has been married to his wife Kimberly for over 20 years, and they have three wonderful teenage daughters.

Ken holds a Master of Divinity from Seattle University and Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate degree in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.

He functions as a Board Member for Catalyst Public Schools in Bremerton WA, as well as Sports Beyond of Kitsap County. He also serves as one of the lead pastors at Newlife Church on the Peninsula as well as Adjunct Faculty at Northwest University in Kirkland WA.

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Created by the Kitsap Business Forum, Uplift Kitsap is a free interactive online series fostering strong and resilient business leaders.

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