Missouri Gov. Parson Visits Women on Community Supervision

January 22, 2020

In January, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson visited the Fulton Community Supervision Center, which was transformed last year into a female-only facility that provides gender-responsive and trauma-informed approaches to better serve women under community supervision.

In a four-phase program tailored to meet each resident’s assessed needs, women at the facility tackle intensive employment-readiness prep work, on-site substance use disorder services, cognitive interventions, housing plans, and family reunification. They also learn basic life skills, such as goal-setting and meal preparation. Staff members at the center are invested in ensuring the women have the tools they need to change their lives.

During his visit, Gov. Parson sat down with Desiree Stone, a recent graduate of the program, to learn more about her experience and how the program helped her transition back home. 

Watch the full video of his visit, arranged through the Face to Face initiative and produced with support from Arnold Ventures.

As a sheriff who ran a jail, I learned most folks in the system are not violent criminals, but people who made bad choices. Programs like the one Desiree completed are designed to really make a difference for people who made a bad choice and offer them a hand-up, not a handout.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson
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