FAIRFAX, VA (WWBT) - Inmates at the Adult Detention Center in Fairfax had the opportunity to connect with a variety of community organizations and government agencies during an Inmate Resource Fair on Tuesday.
Groups of 20-25 inmates rotated through the fair every 45 minutes between 8:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. About 200 inmates participated.
"Our goal is to be proactive in helping inmates plan for their release," said Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid. "Some of the vendors are federal, state or local government agencies. Others are faith-based, private or volunteer organizations. Together, these vendors will cover a wide range of subject areas and services to increase the odds of inmates successfully re-entering the community and lessen the odds of them returning to jail."
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