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GWINNETT SECTION RISE (Reaching Independent Success Effectively) COMMITTEE.
Taking the Front Seat and Making an Impact in Gwinnett County, Georgia

NCNW Gwinnett Section’s RISE (Reaching independent Success Effectively) Committee partnered with the Gwinnett County Sheriff Department’s Reentry Intervention Program (GRIP) to provide life skills to incarcerated women. The purpose of this program and partnership is to transition women from jail back into the community. Gwinnett County’s first African American Sheriff, Keybo Taylor, met with NCNW Gwinnett President Sharon Gay, RISE Committee Chair and Co-Chair Keisha Johnson, and Tameka Skeete respectively, on March 7, 2022, to express his excitement about the volunteer program. NCNW Gwinnett Section’s contribution to the overall program provides a monthly interactive presentation to incarcerated women participants.

To date, topics have included: Self-Care, Domestic Violence, Coping Skills, Spiritual Vision, Forgiveness, and Communication Skills. Approximately 25 women participated in this program monthly. During a recent meeting to discuss the partnership’s future, Sheriff Taylor conveyed interest in expanding the Section’s programming to all incarcerated people at the facility.

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