• 00:33

    2nd Chance for ex-offenders w/Vicki (guest Chaplain Larry Gardner)

    in Radio

    Vicki's radio broadcast provides an open forum discussing support services and real issues for individuals who have been arrested, convicted or incarcerated and trying to re-establish themselves in society with housing, career, family, community and church.


    Special Guest: Chaplain Larry Gardner about Re-Entry for Ex-Offenders


    Vicki Hallman-Bowman, a native Dallas Texan who retired from TDCJ Parole after working 32 years in case management and executive leadership, is now the Program manager for Oasis Center, a 5013C non-profit organization where she coordinates the collaboration and communication with partners who provide reentry supervision, programming, and treatment for the formerly incarcerated, the disenfranchised, and the vulnerable persons in Dallas county and surrounding areas. Her additional responsibilities also include the supervision of the case managers and the oversight of the case management process to include all facets of programming provided to the clients and their families.


    She served as Regional Director for the Parole Division in the North Texas area. Her tenure in this capacity allowed for her to manage the development, implementation, and planning of all parole related functions in this area.  She has been the instrumental force in developing programs for the 22,000 parolees that reported in her area.  Programs that were gender based, cognitive restructuring, cultural based life skills, anger management and other influential curriculums that have provided impact and as result has received many recognitions throughout the country

  • 00:33

    2nd Chance for ex-offenders w/Vicki (guest Chaplain Larry Gardner pt. 2)

    in Radio

    Vicki's radio broadcast provides an open forum discussing support services and real issues for individuals who have been arrested, convicted or incarcerated and trying to re-establish themselves in society with housing, career, family, community and church.


    Special Guest: Chaplain Larry Gardner about Re-Entry for Ex-Offenders


    Vicki Hallman-Bowman, a native Dallas Texan who retired from TDCJ Parole after working 32 years in case management and executive leadership, is now the Program manager for Oasis Center, a 5013C non-profit organization where she coordinates the collaboration and communication with partners who provide reentry supervision, programming, and treatment for the formerly incarcerated, the disenfranchised, and the vulnerable persons in Dallas county and surrounding areas. Her additional responsibilities also include the supervision of the case managers and the oversight of the case management process to include all facets of programming provided to the clients and their families.


    She served as Regional Director for the Parole Division in the North Texas area. Her tenure in this capacity allowed for her to manage the development, implementation, and planning of all parole related functions in this area.  She has been the instrumental force in developing programs for the 22,000 parolees that reported in her area.  Programs that were gender based, cognitive restructuring, cultural based life skills, anger management and other influential curriculums that have provided impact and as result has received many recognitions throughout the country

  • 01:08

    Finding That Spark Inside: Changing the Lives of Persistent Youth Offenders

    in Culture

    230,000 young people are arrested each year in the U.K. The reconviction rate for those leaving prison is 76%. The annual cost of incarcerating a young person is £55,000-£206,000, equivalent to 6 years at a top educational institution.


    It’s clear a new approach is needed to support our next generation. By adapting a proven international model for reducing youth reoffending, Spark Inside is bringing innovation to the criminal justice system.


    Addressing the issues of persistent youth offenders in the U.K., 2014 Charity staff and volunteer organization award winning Spark Inside believes that when young people identify their dreams, passions and ambition, and can jumpstart into a career, education or training, they turn away from reoffending and turn towards the positive possibilities in their own lives.


    Lola Fayemi is the programme manager for Spark Inside. She holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology, and  7 years experience, specialising in new business development, and working for organizations including Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Shell and ITV. Lola is a certified Life Coach through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and has her own private practice.


     Suparna Malhotra is host of The Gentle World Cafe radio, and a Spark Inside coach. She is also a Certified Executive coach who provides coaching to leaders from Fortune 100 companies as well as life coaching to marginalised individuals and groups.


    This program is pre-recorded due to time zone differences. Linda Lombardo hosts.

  • 2nd Chance for ex-offenders w/Vicki

    in Radio

    Vicki's radio broadcast provides an open forum discussing support services and real issues for individuals who have been arrested, convicted or incarcerated and trying to re-establish themselves in society with housing, career, family, community and church.


    Vicki Hallman-Bowman, a native Dallas Texan who retired from TDCJ Parole after working 32 years in case management and executive leadership, is now the Program manager for Oasis Center, a 5013C non-profit organization where she coordinates the collaboration and communication with partners who provide reentry supervision, programming, and treatment for the formerly incarcerated, the disenfranchised, and the vulnerable persons in Dallas county and surrounding areas. Her additional responsibilities also include the supervision of the case managers and the oversight of the case management process to include all facets of programming provided to the clients and their families.


    She served as Regional Director for the Parole Division in the North Texas area. Her tenure in this capacity allowed for her to manage the development, implementation, and planning of all parole related functions in this area.  She has been the instrumental force in developing programs for the 22,000 parolees that reported in her area.  Programs that were gender based, cognitive restructuring, cultural based life skills, anger management and other influential curriculums that have provided impact and as result has received many recognitions throughout the country


    In July of 2014, the History Makers proudly announced that her documentary has now been made a permanent part of the History Makers Collection at the Library of Congress. 


    She is the wife of Jeffery Bowman, a mother of three, Tiffini, Janelle, and Nickolas, a proud grandmother of three and the daughter of Bobbie and Curtis McCarty.  She is a member of Mt. Rose Church where Bishop Jeffery Thomas is the pastor.

  • 00:31

    2nd Chance for ex-offenders w/Vicki (guest Victor Pratt)

    in Radio

    Vicki's radio broadcast provides an open forum discussing support services and real issues for individuals who have been arrested, convicted or incarcerated and trying to re-establish themselves in society with housing, career, family, community and church.


    Special Guest: Victor Pratt with Pratt Industries.  Victor is responsible for hosting and coordinating many job fairs for those with criminal records.  He is on the CPC council at TDCJ and has worked  with them in finding employers who are felony friendly.


    Vicki Hallman-Bowman, a native Dallas Texan who retired from TDCJ Parole after working 32 years in case management and executive leadership, is now the Program manager for Oasis Center, a 5013C non-profit organization where she coordinates the collaboration and communication with partners who provide reentry supervision, programming, and treatment for the formerly incarcerated, the disenfranchised, and the vulnerable persons in Dallas county and surrounding areas. Her additional responsibilities also include the supervision of the case managers and the oversight of the case management process to include all facets of programming provided to the clients and their families.


    She served as Regional Director for the Parole Division in the North Texas area. Her tenure in this capacity allowed for her to manage the development, implementation, and planning of all parole related functions in this area.  She has been the instrumental force in developing programs for the 22,000 parolees that reported in her area.  Programs that were gender based, cognitive restructuring, cultural based life skills, anger management and other influential curriculums that have provided impact and as result has received many recognitions throughout the country

  • 00:46

    Changing Sex Offender Laws-Religion and Sex Offenders

    in Politics Progressive

    RELIGION AND SEX OFFENDERS: WHAT IS YOUR RELIGIOUS GROUP DOING ABOUT SEX OFFENDERS?


    GOAL AND PURPOSE OF SHOW TOPIC:



    WHAT IS THE BIBLES VIEW OF SEX OFFENDERS?
    WHAT IS THE CHURCHES VIEW OF SEX OFFENDERS?
    HOW DOES YOUR CHURCH DEAL WITH THIS ISSUE?



    WHAT SOME RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS ARE DOING TO HELP OFFENDERS.


    This show will look at religious organizations that take a stand to help sex offenders with spiritual, emotional, mental and physical support. These organizations seem rare and do this at great risk, WHY? We will interview religious leaders who are helping sex offenders.

  • 00:32

    2nd Chance for ex-offenders w/Vicki (guest Sr. Parole Officer W. Taylor)

    in Radio

    Vicki's radio broadcast provides an open forum discussing support services and real issues for individuals who have been arrested, convicted or incarcerated and trying to re-establish themselves in society with housing, career, family, community and church.


    Special Guest: Wade Taylor, Seniorarole Officer (Sex Offender caseload)


    Vicki Hallman-Bowman, a native Dallas Texan who retired from TDCJ Parole after working 32 years in case management and executive leadership, is now the Program manager for Oasis Center, a 5013C non-profit organization where she coordinates the collaboration and communication with partners who provide reentry supervision, programming, and treatment for the formerly incarcerated, the disenfranchised, and the vulnerable persons in Dallas county and surrounding areas. Her additional responsibilities also include the supervision of the case managers and the oversight of the case management process to include all facets of programming provided to the clients and their families.


    She served as Regional Director for the Parole Division in the North Texas area. Her tenure in this capacity allowed for her to manage the development, implementation, and planning of all parole related functions in this area.  She has been the instrumental force in developing programs for the 22,000 parolees that reported in her area.  Programs that were gender based, cognitive restructuring, cultural based life skills, anger management and other influential curriculums that have provided impact and as result has received many recognitions throughout the country


    In July of 2014, the History Makers proudly announced that her documentary has now been made a permanent part of the History Makers Collection at the Library of Congress. 

  • 01:00

    Johnny Strozier Keeping It Real 04/11/2015

    in Politics Progressive

    Johnny Strozier spent over 45 years in the Georgia prison system, from age 10 in 1968 until 2013, when he was middle age. He joined us on "Human Rights Demand" to encourage others to keep the faith and their freedom. Call (818) 572-2947 at 9pmEST Saturday nights to speak with Strozier and his guests, including ministers and advocates like himself who assemble to help answer released prisoners' material and informational needs. They often discuss employment opportunities, reentry programs, and subsistence assistance.


    Strozier and his guests make a human rights demand to stop mass incarceration, and they recognize that part of the cause is low expections of success by ex-offenders. Strozier says if a man will think right, he will act right, and things will go right in his life.  America has a recidivism rate of 67.5 percent, indicating that released prisoners need encouragement and practical help to successfully reenter society. Youths are still going to jail at high rates, and Strozier shares advice and information that can help to redirect them. Tune in, and call to speak on air.


    Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has, and it never will. ~Frederick Douglass

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1075

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is KiloMarie Granda from St. Cloud, Minnesota, a child abuse and rape survivor who's now a Violence Prevention and Response Coordinator and a Wellness Center Coordinator at University of Minnesota. She's also the founder of Unspoken Voices, where the motto is "One voice changes everything." KiloMarie has worked with both offenders and victim/survivors and has seen the damage caused in lives of many due to interpersonal violence. As a result of this and her own experience as a survivor of childhood abuse and rape, she realized that far too many individuals' voices, including her own, often remain unspoken. KiloMarie believes that if the work that Unspoken Voices does affects even one life in a positive manner, than it gives meaning to her experiences. "For far too long, victim/survivors, bystanders, and our society has remained silent on the issues of personal power-based violence. The silence must be shattered," she says. "We must be willing to raise our own voices and declare that violence is not okay, not tolerable, and should never be encouraged." To this end, KiloMarie and Unspoken Voices offer a variety of awareness, educational, and training events, regionally and nationally. She invites folks to "please feel free to reach out to this organization or another on behalf of yourself, your friend, your neighbor, or the person that you pass on the street. Violence is occuring at epidemic proportions, and only when we use our voices against it, do we have a real opportunity to create a positive and lasting cultural change."

  • 01:30

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1072

    in Self Help

    Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion, joined tonight by Dr. David Morehead, who'll talk about his experience with corrections and offenders, and what he sees in the field related to treatment. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org

  • 00:45

    Changing Sex Offender Laws: Restorative Justice - For Victims and Offenders

    in Politics Progressive

    Blog Talk Radio Show topic: RESTORATIVE JUSTICE - FOR VICTIMS AND OFFENDERS.


    Dr. Jean Kennedy will explore some of the issues and concerns she has felt from her experience in working with HIV/AIDS patients. She sees the same attitude of indifference shown towards a sexual offender.


    The overall issue is that God-fearing people seem to treat an individual who has problems or issues differently than someone who appears normal. She sees this same attitude affecting the way a sex offender is treated in the community.  How should we view others who are different? Is the concept of Restorative Justice the answer? She will address these issues and give her insights.


    June 8, 2014


    •           A COMPARISION OF HIV/AIDS PERSONS TO SEX OFFENDERS.


    •           HOW SHOULD WE VIEW OTHERS WHO ARE DIFFERENT?


    •           WHAT IS RESTORATIVE JUSTICE?


    •           HOW DO WE DISPLAY THIS TO A SEX OFFENDER?

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