El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa is pleased to announce the graduation ceremony of four inmates who have successfully completed the IN2WORK program at the Criminal Justice Center.
The sentenced inmates are participants in the Reintegration and Recovery program. The IN2WORK program is a partnership with Aramark, the food service provider for the Criminal Justice Center, that offers offenders an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of working in a food service environment and provides them skills and experience that can assist them post release as they reenter the workforce. The six month long, multi-faceted program consists of coursework, on the job training and homework which must be completed at the end of each work day. The participants must complete all course requirements and strictly adhere to the Inmate Code of Conduct. This program is an opportunity for offenders to learn discipline, increase self-esteem and develop new skills that will contribute to their ability to successfully re-enter the workforce and ideally reduce the probability of recidivism. Successful participants are awarded ARAMARK and ServSafe Certifications upon program completion and passing scores on all exams.
The graduation ceremony will be held Friday, May 4, 2012, at 12:00, in the Officer Dining Room at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center, 2739 East Las Vegas Street. Lunch will be prepared and served by the program participants. The menu includes roast beef au jus, grilled asparagus, garlic mashed potatoes, spring salad mix, and carrot cake. Members of the media are invited to attend. Please contact Lieutenant John Brandt at 719-390-2102 with any questions about attending.