Tomorrow morning at an interagency meeting, I have the privilege of unveiling a tool that I hope will be useful for people when they are released from our county jail. I got the green light to work on it a couple of months ago and have been working on it a little bit here and there ever since.
What is it? A website specifically designed to provide information to help people transition back into our community: Utah County Reentry Resource.
It's actually a tool I wanted to create for my own use on the job as I teach classes and meet with inmates. I had developed an unwieldy collection of notes, brochures, and bookmarks for links to information and resources and wanted to be able to access information in a more efficient way.
Then I thought, why not make it available to anyone else it might help?
I use the site every day at work. It's not quite done. Even when it is, I'll continue to tweek it as I use it. And hopefully other people will use it and provide additional suggestions for tweeks.
It sure has made my life easier. I hope it helps make other peoples' lives easier, too.