Cook County Sheriff’s Office opened the Community Resource Center in Humboldt Park to help people who were recently released from police custody. The resource center provides mental health services, assistance with housing, and assistance in employment.
Cook County Sheriff’s Office Started Community Resource Center in Humboldt
Cook County Sheriff’s Office started a program during the pandemic which intends to help people who were recently released from jail. The program was later developed as Community Resource Center in Humboldt.
“We open the doors to many different opportunities for them”, Korless Bernard said in an interview according to a report. Bernard had been helping with the prevention and intervention work in the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. She was one of the pioneers for the program and was dedicated to help many people.
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Cook County Sheriff’s Office Aims To Help At different Levels
Based on a report, the main objective of the initiative was to help people with any assistance that they may ask.
Marianne Kelly, the assistant executive director of Community Resource Center in Humboldt Park said that getting back to the community after being released from prison can be tough. They would have to navigate a whole new system and may be left with no place to stay.