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  • 00:00

    Making Sex Offenders Pay -- and Pay and Pay and Pay

    in Books

    Sure, sex crimes are horrific, and the perpetrators deserve to be punished harshly. But society keeps exacting costs -- out-of-pocket and otherwise -- long after the prison sentence has been served.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 00:32

    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

  • 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

  • 00:31

    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

  • 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

    Child sex exploitation can be prevented

    in Moms and Family

    missing and exploited children


    sexual exploitation and victimization of children


    Sex offenders

  • 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.

  • 02:01

    "Community Matters" This Week - 381

    in Self Help

    News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for June - Week 4 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!

  • 01:32

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1116

    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."

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