Tag Archives: Family Re-entry Pilot Program

Change Maker

Former parolee returned to Syracuse for second chance and to help others Read More »

Series: Prison to Family

When Karen Loftin’s mother died, she was in prison. Her prison sentence even took her away from her children when each was learning to walk and talk. Now she has a college degree and a passion for helping others stay out of jail. Loftin’s story is a moving and powerful one about cycles of abuse, the ravages of drug abuse ... Read More »

Former Parolees Lead Re-entry Efforts

Charles Rivers and Karen Loftin oversee $95,000 grant to reunite families By lunch time one day last year, Charles Rivers had gone from being a supervised parolee to a welcomed professional in the same office building where hours before one individual held the power to revoke his freedom. “As a parolee, you look at parole as an adversary,” Rivers said. ... Read More »