Agent Goes Above and Beyond for Reentrant
September 24, 2020 12:00 AM
During Community Reentry Parole Agent Amy Ramiza's initial reentry orientation contact, she was asked for help by a recently released reentrant. The reentrant explained he only had the DOC clothes he was released in and was struggling with food insecurity. The reentrant's agent of record was able to get him in touch with local social services for help but unfortunately most had extensive waiting lists.
Ramiza immediately began to call local organizations that serve people in need of basic daily living supplies. West End Christian Community Center provided non-perishable food items along with clothing, hygiene products and basic need items. American Rescue Workers provided vouchers for a winter coat, clothing, small appliances and furniture. Due to the reentrant's lack of transportation, Agent Ramiza picked up the items from the donating agencies and delivered them to the reentrant. In the upcoming week, Agent Ramiza is working with The American Rescue Workers in securing a microwave and mini refrigerator for this reentrant.
Ramiza will continue to work with the reentrant on securing employment and any other reentry needs while the reentrant is under supervision in the Williamsport District.