Ithaca Prisoner Justice Network

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Last week, on May 20, local activists and volunteers got together to celebrate a local non-profit called Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources, or OAR. OAR is a 501(c)3 organization that provides support services for current and former jail inmates in Tompkins County. Since 1976, the organization has been making a difference in Tompkins County and at the group’s 2015 annual meeting, Executive Director Deb Dietrich handed out the OAR annual report outlining the organization’s purpose and most popular client services.

FullSizeRender (4) Lisa Stevens

A number of Ithaca Prisoner Justice Network members attended, and one served as the event’s keynote speaker. The event kicked off with a word from Kevin Kelly, the board president. Next, Client Service Worker Megan Wheeler recognized the group’s volunteers and interns: Barbara Barry (PJN member), Sherron Brown, Jane Dieckmann, Luke Fenchel, Dan Finlay, Janet Frieswyk (PJN member), Kathleen Gale, Michael Perehinec, Edie Regan, Elizabeth Schneider, Tompkins County Legislator…

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