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February 2017 - NIC News & Updates

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    In the News: Nonprofit Gives Hope to Incarcerated Women

    This recent article describes the Pets Helping People nonprofit, which provides non-violent female offenders job training in dog grooming, boarding and other pet care services. Christy VanCleave, who knows firsthand the challenges that individuals, particularly women, face when reintegrating into society, co-founded Pets Helping People in 2009. Since 2009, over 200 women have graduated from her job training program, with an average recidivism rate of under four percent. In addition to teaching job...
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