Reentry Resource Fair
On Tuesday, October 11, staff from the Community Relations Office (CRO) attended the Champaign County Reentry Resource Fair held at the Illinois Terminal. The purpose of this event was to offer a “one-stop-shop” venue to link citizens returning to the community after incarceration, to local resources which may be able to help with things such as obtaining employment, education, health care, and more. The staff from CRO educated participants about Champaign’s Human Rights Ordinance and what to do if they feel they are being discriminated against in certain areas during their process of reintegration back into their community. There were approximately 32 local agencies available to the 66 participants who attended the three-hour event.