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Successful Faith-Based Residential Reentry Models

October 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT

Free – $10.00

Successful Faith-Based Residential Reentry Models

Join Dr. Karen Swanson as she compares three models and interviews the founders/CEO’s. Hear what helped to make these programs successful and ideas that you can take away for your reentry model. Jerry Blassingame (Soteria Community Development Corp.), Dan Hanneken (in2Action) and Nick Robbins (Returning Home) will share insights from their experiences.

 CMCA Members:  RSVP below to attend this free webinar for CMCA members. 

Not a CMCA member?  You may purchase a $10 ticket to attend the webinar.

Thursday, October 5th

2-3:30 pm Central Time (starting 3pm ET, 1 MT, 12 PT)

Jerry Blassingame

Founder/CEO Soteria Community Development Corporation

Jerry Blassingame endeavors to empower individuals and the community through education, affordable housing, financial literacy, community and economic development and entrepreneurship.  His passion is assisting individuals who have been incarcerated through reentry and helping them to become productive citizens.

Jerry attended Columbia International University and studied architectural engineering at Greenville Technical College. Jerry received a 20 year prison sentence in 1995 and only served 3 1/2 years after being paroled in 1999. He is also a Social Entrepreneur who believes in social
enterprise for the non-profit sector. Jerry has continued to fight for change in legislation since hewas granted a  rdon in 2004. After 14 years of advocacy, South Carolina passed its first legislation to expunge felony drug charges in December of 2018.

Dan Hanneken

Founder/Executive Director in2Action

“Immediately after my third release from prison I thought to myself, ‘there is no way I can ever stay out’. I remember telling myself if I did manage to stay out, I would someday like to start a program so people like me might have a chance. It was about ten years later when in2Action was created. Nothing excites me more than watching God at work in the hearts and lives of the men we serve. I am so blessed day after day to watch hardened criminals turn their lives around and become law-abiding and productive members of our community taking their rightful place as good employees, neighbors, and family members.”

Nick Robbins

CEO Returning Home

Since 2008, Nick’s work in the area of prison ministry includes Reentry positions with both Prison Fellowship and Pathway to Freedom.

Nick is a Charles Colson Scholarship recipient from Wheaton College and a graduate of the School for Correctional Ministries Reentry Leadership Credential Program.

In his current role, Nick oversees Returning Home a Pre- Adjudication and Reentry-focused community organization in Springdale Arkansas.



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October 5, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Free – $10.00
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CMCA (Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association)
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