We have been developing and implementing a program, CONTINUING EDUCATION AFTER NWRSAT, at the Northwest Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Rock Spring, Georgia. Below is the current status.
Purpose: To guide men toward further education after release so they can obtain improved employment and better contribute to their families and communities in healthy, productive ways.
Target population: Men in and released from the Education Program at NWRSAT
Active participants: 7
# released each month: Nov (1), Dec (2), Jan (4)
Ages: 19, 21, 25, 27, 29, 33, 33
Education status: 2 obtained their GED, 2 need one test to finish their GED, 1 needs two tests to finish his GED, 2 are still ABE students (Adult Basic Education – below 9th grade level in math, reading and/or language)
Counties returned to: Barrow, Clarke, Fannin, Forsyth, Gordon, Hart, Walker
Towns returned to: Adairsville, Athens, Blue Ridge, Cumming, Lafayette, Royston, Winder
Technical colleges in their areas: Athens Tech, Lanier Tech, GA Northwestern Tech, North GA Tech