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  • 00:31

    2nd Chance Re-Entry with Vicki

    in Radio

    Vicki is launching your radio broadcast to provide 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.

  • 00:32

    2nd Chance Re-Entry w/Vicki

    in Radio

    Vicki is launching your radio broadcast to provide 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.

  • 00:46

    Certified Re-Entry Life Coach - Breaking New Ground - Rebuilding Reentry

    in News

    Certified Re-Entry Life Coach - Teresa Hodge - Impassioned and Focused on reducing the harm of incarceration Founder of Mission: Launch, Inc.


    Breaking New Ground - the Incarceration Experience


    Rebuilding Reentry - Social Justice Hack-a-thon


    News that Matters - Texas Judge and the Death Penaly


    HollyDocs - The Penalty


    Prisoner's Perspective - When to plan reentry


    Inclosing -  with Laurin Hodge, Founder and Executive Director of Mission: Launch, Inc.


    Share the show - http://bit.ly/MissionLaunchInc


    Events of Interest


    Share the show site - http://bit.ly/mommieactivist


     


     

  • 02:17

    David Koch Advises Parolees on Successful Re-entry

    in Politics Progressive

    Dave Koch, a man who experienced unprecedented success after parole, joins "Human Rights for Prisoners March" to talk about how to make a successful re-entry or "slay the dragon" in whatever listeners face. Koch did it! Call-in at (347)857-3293. Visit Koch's website, "Self Reinvention" http://www.selfreinvention.org

    Koch served sentences of 18 mo. to 5 yrs. in federal and state prisons, then went on to become a pilot. Later he was co-founder, president, CEO and chairman of the 68th fastest growing company in America - Fiber Network Solutions. Koch's company helped build the infrastructure of the Internet in North America. Koch authored "Slaying the Dragon," a book to inspire us all to overcome obstacles in our lives. Even released prisoners like himself can make it to the ivory tower.

    "Don't tell me that you can't have a great life after serving time in prison! It requires work, and just don't quit!" ~Dave Koch

    "The Urban News" published an article in 2009 about Koch, ex-con who became highly successful, called "Ex-Con Turned CEO Declares: 'Accept Self-Blame and Re-Invent Yourself!'"
    http://theurbannews.com/lifestyles/2009/ex-con-turned-ceo-declares-accept-self-blame-and-re-invent-yourself/

    "Slaying the Dragon" at Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Dragon-Journey-Dungeon-Ivory/dp/0976660636

    For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. ~Prov. 23:7

    A lazy man says, “There’s a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!” ~Pv. 26:13

  • 01:01

    James Reed Talk About Prison Re-Entry Program On Freeontheinside With Min. Lewis

    in Youth

    Mr. James Reed with Church Prison Collaborative Ministry and is the Director of the Dallas Chapter he is the guest this week on freeontheinside we will be talking about Prison Re-Entry Programs. Show Aired 2/18/2012

  • 01:00

    Somethin' 4 The Fellas presents...Ex Offenders: The Re-entry Back Into Society.

    in Lifestyle

    On this broadcast, I will shed some light onto a situation that is all too real for hundreds of thousands. At least 87% of citizens of the U.S., are either themselves, related to, or have had some dealings, to a certain extent with ex offenders. Now, let's keep in mind, the term "ex", meaning no longer. This broadcast is in no way, a means to bash, degrade, or belittle. Although many of us have never been arrested or convicted of a crime, many of us have done things to a certain degree of detriment, but have never been caught. The goal of this broadcast is to provide information on programs designed to assist with re-entry, signs to look for in an ex offender that would cause steps backwards, and most importantly JOBS/EMPLOYMENT opportunities for ex offenders. If yourself, a family member, loved one, friend, or simply someone you know is an ex offender, then this will be a must be involved with broadcast. To call in or listen to LIVE, the number is (347) 857-2487. The chat room, as always, will be open. Hope you'll tune in. #NUFFSAID

  • 00:31

    Re-Entry Survival Teams!

    in Health

    Re-Entry Survival Teams are hand-picked inclusive teams who successfully reintegrate warriors (veterans) into their families and civilian communities. The teams comprise individuals with diverse training, education, leadership, and problem solving abilities. They are flexible, collaborative, passionate, and interdependent on everyone’s knowledge, skills, and abilities despite how they were acquired.
    Re-Entry Survival Teams are a part of the R.E.S.P.O.N.D. Warrior Reintegration program. Both were created by PTS Treatment to enable warriors to adapt their military experience to build inclusive teams to successfully reintegrate into their families and civilian communities. We realize that some warriors will be returning with PTS, missing limbs, TBI, blindness, MST, injuries, Combat Stress, or invisible wounds. Warriors, their families, and civilian communities may not be prepared for a homecoming and the reintegration process. There are some stigmas and limiting beliefs that warriors and members of the community are holding onto that may prevent the development of strong inclusive teams and neighborhoods. A common language and collaborative approach is essential if our warriors and communities are to survive! There is “NO Try”! We need to get it right; there are “NO Second Chances”!   Warriors (veterans) are struggling with their reintegration into their families and civilian communities. It’s affecting their family life, employment, bank account, and community support. We help warriors and their families to create “Re-Entry Survival Teams” by engaging the warrior’s military experience to contribute to their families and create safe, friendly, and diverse Organic Communities. Once the teams are operating successfully, we help move them from Survival to Prosperity! “Your re-entry into civilian life matters!”
     

  • 00:48

    47 clowns and the radical Right plus prison re-entry, Bill Cosby and The Week

    in Current Events

    The crazy GOP letter to Iran and the backlash plus how many more young black men will be shot down by police before we come together, prison re-entry, Bill Cosby and the Week in Review.

  • 01:01

    Back In To Society - Breaking the Barriers of Injustice -Re-Entry and redemption

    in Lifestyle

    Tonight's show is a dedication to all of the efforts of the many Re-Entry Programs and all of the many people who devote their time to helping individuals get Back In To Society...


    Barbara & Teddie Martinez


    Over 10,000 ex-prisoners are released from America’s state and federal prisons every week and arrive on the doorsteps of our nation's communities. More than 650,000 ex-offenders are released from prison every year, and studies show that approximately two-thirds will likely be rearrested within three years of release. The high volume of returnees is a reflection on the tremendous growth in the U.S. prison population during the past 30 years. For the communities to which most former prisoners return (communities which are often impoverished and disenfranchised neighborhoods with few social supports and persistently high crime rates), the release of ex-offenders represents a variety of challenges.


    What can be done to help people who are released from prison keep from being rearrested? With no job, no money, and no place to live, returnees often find themselves facing the same pressures and temptations that landed them in prison in the first place. Assisting ex-prisoners in finding and keeping employment, identifying transitional housing, and receiving mentoring are three key elements of successful re-entry into our communities.


    In October 2013, the incarceration rate of the United States of America was the highest in the world, at 716 per 100,000 of the national population.While the United States represents about 5 percent of the world's population.


    As of 2014 the high incarceration rates have started to modestly decline, although still remain the highest in the world.

  • 02:00

    TREATMENT and RECOVERY: The 3rd Trimester (Re-entry...........or is it entry?)

    in Self Help

    Show Topic:  The 3rd Trimester.  You've put in the work.  Or at least we sincerely hope you've put in the work.  It's now time to put that work to real world, real life testing.  "Mama" (who's Mama in this metaphor?) is getting tired of carrying you, she'ready for you to step out on your own.  Put the tools to work. Test them out. See if there is any fine tuning needed.  Here you go.......


    Show Segments:  Happy Recap, Show Topic, Recovery Support Time.


     

  • 00:31

    Warrior Re-Entry Surviavl Teams

    in Health

    This show is being repeated, because you the audience requested it. Re-Entry Survival Teams are hand-picked inclusive teams who successfully reintegrate warriors (veterans) into their families and civilian communities. The teams comprise individuals with diverse training, education, leadership, and problem solving abilities. They are flexible, collaborative, passionate, and interdependent on everyone’s knowledge, skills, and abilities despite how they were acquired.
    Re-Entry Survival Teams are a part of the R.E.S.P.O.N.D. Warrior Reintegration program. Both were created by PTS Treatment to enable warriors to adapt their military experience to build inclusive teams to successfully reintegrate into their families and civilian communities. We realize that some warriors will be returning with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), missing limbs, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), blindness, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), injuries, Combat Stress, or invisible wounds. Warriors, their families, and civilian communities may not be prepared for a homecoming and the reintegration process. There are some stigmas and limiting beliefs that warriors and members of the community are holding onto that may prevent the development of strong inclusive teams and neighborhoods. A common language and collaborative approach is essential if our warriors and communities are to survive! There is “NO Try”! We need to get it right; there are “NO Second Chances”! Warriors (veterans) are struggling with their reintegration into their families and civilian communities. It’s affecting their family life, employment, bank account, and community support. We help warriors and their families to create “Re-Entry Survival Teams” by engaging the warrior’s military experience to contribute to their families and create safe, friendly, and diverse Organic Communities.