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TITLE:   Success Story
     
RUN TIME:   10:11
     
DESCRIPTION:   The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department is taking a pro–active approach to reducing recidivism, in part, by placing an emphasis on vocational education. This video introduces a former inmate explaining how the vocational training he received in the Suffolk County House of Correction through the Common Ground Institute (CGI) and participating in the Community Works Program helped him change his life around. Not only did he obtain a desire to succeed by graduating through these programs, but he took with him valuable vocational skills upon release. The CGI is a 10–week instructional program divided into two 5–week modules. Each section is designed to enhance and fortify employment skills that will aid our population in making a successful transition back into society post incarceration.
   

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